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Associated Press male Athlete of 1969: Tom Seaver, Major League Baseball. Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Debbie Meyer, Swimming


Professional Sports 1969




mets logo 1969



World Series: New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles Series: 4-1





mickey mantle day 1969


In bad shape and with four years of bad play, Yankee Slugger Mickey Mantle announced his retirement at 35 on Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium on June 8, 1969.



San Francisco Giants pitcher Gaylord Perry, six years after his manager told the press that "we will put a man on the moon before he hits a home run," hits the first home run of his career hours after Neil Armstrong lands on the moon.



AFL Championship: Kansas City Chiefs 17-7 Oakland Raiders


NFL Championship: Minnesota Vikings 27-7 Cleveland Browns


len dawson 1969



Super Bowl IV - A 23 to 7 win for the AFL Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) over the NFL champion Minnesota Vikings (12-2). Chiefs Quarterback Len Dawson was MVP







john madden 1969




John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders









Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland and missed the ball.





The Masters - George Archer

US Open - Orville Moody
British Open - Tony Jacklin
PGA Championship - Ray Floyd
PGA tour's leading money winner for the year: Frank Beard - $164,707


US Women's Open - Donna Caponi
LPGA Championship - Betsy Rawls
Leading money winner on the LPGA tour: Carol Mann, earning $49,152.





muhammad Ali 1969"No, I am not going 10,000 miles to help murder kill and burn other people to simply help continue the domination of white slavemasters over dark people the world over. This is the day and age when such evil injustice must come to an end." —Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali loses his appeal for refusing induction into U.S. Army and is convicted and sentenced to 5 years and $10,000. He stayed out of jail on appeal to the Supreme Court who unanimously overturned his conviction in 1971.


Joe Frazier scored a 7th round TKO over Jerry Quarry.




World Soccer


soccer 1969



The entire Bolivian soccer team is killed in a plane crash near La Paz, Bolivia while qualifying games for the World Cup become so intense that Honduras and El Salvador declare war.







NBA: Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers Series: 4-3



Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby - Majestic Prince
Preakness Stakes -
Majestic Prince
Belmont Stakes -
Arts and Letters



NHL - Hockey


Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues Series: 4-0


Phil Esposito 1969




Phil Esposito
of the Boston Bruins becomes 1st NHL Player to score 100 points in a season







Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period




College Sports 1969


Heisman Trophy: Steve Owens, Oklahoma, HB points: 1,488





NCAA Football: North Dakota State Bisons 9-0-0


ORANGE BOWL: #2 Penn State Nittany Lions 10 over #6 Missouri Tigers 3

COTTON BOWL: #1 Texas Longhorns 21 over #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 17

ROSE BOWL: #5 USC Trojans 10 over #7 Michigan Wolverines 3

SUGAR BOWL: #13 Mississippi Rebels 27 over #3 Arkansas Razorbacks 22





NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA wins 92-72 over Purdue

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Sixties Pizzazz


The idea behind this project is to present the Sixties in an interesting manner with as much audio and visual content as we could manage without slowing things down too much.


Unlike most Sixties websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Sixties including categories in history, television, movies, music, sports, books, comedy, technology and toys.

Beyond the nostalgia and retro feel for those who lived through the time, it is also designed to attract the younger crowd.


We have enjoyed some success in that endeavor as this webiste has become quite popular with teachers who use Sixties Pizzazz to get their Middle and High school students interested in our historic and cultural past by assigning projects and papers to this and our other PIZZAZZ websites.


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