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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

 

Baseball

 

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.

 

Football


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.

 



 

Golf

 

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.

 

 

Boxing

 

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.

 

 

 

Basketball

 

 

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

 

 

Football

 

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

 

 

Basketball

 

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

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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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