The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
Associated Press male Athlete of 1969: Tom Seaver, Major League Baseball. Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Debbie Meyer, Swimming
Professional Sports 1969
World Series: New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles Series: 4-1
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.
NFL Championship: Minnesota Vikings 27-7 Cleveland Browns
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 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
US Women's Open - Donna Caponi
"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.
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
NHL - Hockey
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues Series: 4-0
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
NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA wins 92-72 over Purdue
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