Friday, 6 November 2009

Stuff that happened in 1969.

With the fortieth anniversary of Sesame Street occurring this coming Tuesday, it recently struck me that a lot happened the year I was born. Here then is a selection of events from 1969 (in no particular order), in youtuberous glory.

Nixon becomes the 37th President of the United States (it didn't work out so well):

The Beatles played their last 'gig', on the roof at Abbey Road:

Robin Knox-Johnston becomes the first person to sail around the world solo, without stopping to go to the toilet or eat land flesh:

John & Yoko get married and do the 'bed-in' thing in Amsterdam & Montreal:


The New York 'Stonewall Riots' mark the 'official' beginning of the 'gay rights movement':

The Football War breaks out between El Salvador and Honduras:

Neil & Buzz go for a walk, 200000 miles from home:

Battle of the Bogside (the week before I was born, not too far down the road):

Woodstock (just a few days before I was born, a chunk farther away):

The Internet's Daddy was born:

Mario Puzo's 'The Godfather' was published (so many to choose from but I went with the hospital scene):

Monty Python's Flying Circus premieres: