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Movie history events from 1969

Tommy Frigo is James Brennan's best friend until he turns 4. (Adventureland)

Ted Kennedy suffers an accident. (Chappaquiddick) (All the President's Men)

Young William Miller's sister leaves, and William goes on the road with rock band, Still Water. (Almost Famous)

In summer, Noah Levenstein and his friends go on a trip to meet women who are willing to have sex for Jimi Hendrix LPs, meeting a hooker who tells them about a book that shows sex techniques. Noah writes a Book of Love that he calls The Bible. (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Donald "Boon" Schoenstein and his girlfriend Katy divorce. (Animal House)

Dr Evil steals Austin Powers' mojo and tries to destroy Washington with a laser on the moon, before going to 2003. (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)

Maddy Bowen's father returns from the Vietnam War. (Blood Diamond)

Dr. Julia Hoffman is hired to make David Collins feel better about his problems concerning his mother. (Collinsport, Maine) (Dark Shadows)

Fighter pilot T. J. Kong destroys entire world in vast nuclear annihilation. (Laputa, Russia) (Dr. Strangelove)

Dr. Freund becomes a professor of another medical subject. (Drag Me To Hell)

An unseen force pulls a boy to hell. (Pasadena, California) (Drag Me To Hell)

Deena Jones and The Dreams have a No 1 hit record. (Dreamgirls)

Two bikers take a cross country odyssey from Califirona to Mardi Gras. (America) (Easy Rider)

F.F.Fox is Whack Bat Most Valuable Player of the Fox-Years of '69 and '69 1/2. (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

James Bond marries Tracy di Vicenzo, though Tracy is killed by Blofeld almost immediately. (For Your Eyes Only)

Smoking is aloud on air flights. (The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

A group of special forces slip over the border from South Vietnam into North Vietnam and kidnap a top Vietnamese general. (North Vietnam) (Green Berets)

Gryffindor Quiditch team player R.J.H. King wins an award. (Hogwarts) (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Alex M. Kintner is born. (Amity Island) (Jaws)

Jim Garrison prosecutes Clay Shaw for conspiracy in the JFK assassination; Shaw is found not guilty. (New Orleans, Louisiana) (JFK)

Alan Parrish digs up the 'Jumanji' board-game; begins playing with Sarah Whittle but mysteriously disappears. (nr Brantford, New Hampshire) (Jumanji)

Pope Paul VI eliminates the feast day of St. Nicholas, making it an optional celebration instead. (Miracle on 34th Street)

Bolinger wine is produced. (Moonraker)

Nancy Parker is born. (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4)

Jesse Hoover is born. (Offspring)

Man lands on the Moon. World Population - 3.6 Billion. (Pandorum)

Edward Bailey receives a pipe for a wedding anniversary either this year or the previous. (Red 2)

This year is written on a football. (Alexandria, Virginia) (Remember the Titans)

A chemical spill at the VA hospital brings corpses to life. (nr Pittsburgh) (The Return of the Living Dead)

Raymond Sellars is born. (Detroit, Michigan) (RoboCop)

Erik Milbrandt is born. (RoboCop)

Rocky gets a locker at the gym. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Rocky)

Wendy Savage is born. (The Savages)

Lloyd Dobler is born. (Seattle, Washington) (Say Anything...)

Walter Mitty's father dies on a Tuesday. He gets a haircut and a job on Thursday. (New York City, New York) (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Brennan Huff is born. (Sacramento, CA) (Step Brothers)

Dreyton Sawyer is born. (Newt, Texas) (Texas Chainsaw 3D)

The story of Tropic Thunder takes place in winter. (South East Vietnam) (Tropic Thunder)

Withnail and his friend, two resting actors, leave for a break in the country. (London) (Withnail & I)

Monday 20th January: Richard M. Nixon inaugurated as 37th President of the United States. (Washington, DC) (Nixon)

February: Joan and Bernard Berkman see A bout de souffle at the Thalia Theatre with the Dicksteins. (New York City) (The Squid and the Whale)

Monday 3rd March: The United States Navy establishes an elite school for the top one percent of pilots. (Top Gun)

Wednesday 5th March: Jim Morrison is charged with lewd behavior at a concert. (Miami, Florida) (The Doors)

Friday 4th April: Ted and Joanna Kramer marry. (Kramer vs Kramer)

Monday 7th April: Ruth Wilson is wanted by the FBI for unlawful flight and manslaughter. (Lesburg, Florida) (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

Monday 5th May: Eddie Cicotte dies. (Detroit, Michigan) (Eight Men Out)

Thursday 8th May: The date that a teenager one day claims to have been born in order to drink at a pub. (Sandford, Gloucestershire) (Hot Fuzz)

Sunday 11th May: The 101 Airbourn, 187th infantry, and the B company, 3rd battalion fight the Vietnamese. (Ashau Valley, Vietnam) (Hamburger Hill)

Tuesday 20th May: American troops leave Hamburger Hill with huge losses from Vietnamese bullet fire. (Ashau Valley, Vietnam) (Hamburger Hill)

Friday 30th May: Nguyen Van Thieu vows never to agree to a coalition government. (Kissinger and Nixon)

June: Jo Harding's father is swept away by a 'F5' tornado. (Twister)

Sunday 8th June: Nixon and Thieu meet at Midway. (Midway Island) (Nixon)

Monday 9th June: Gebruder Gumbold writes a letter to Hilary Bray. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Wednesday 11th June: A film adaptation of True Grit is released. (United States) (I Love You, Beth Cooper)

Thursday 12th June: Hilary Bray writes a letter replying to Gumbold. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

July: After the Lee Bros' meat-packing plant closes, Thomas "Leatherface" Hewitt commits the first of 33 murders. (Texas) (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning)

Friday 4th July: A couple are killed, supposedly by the Zodiac killer. (Zodiac)

Sunday 13th July: Former Alabama Governor George Wallace criticises President Richard Nixon for his handling of the war and says he favors an all-out military victory if the Paris talks fail to produce peace soon. (Nixon)

Sunday 13th July: Blofeld writes a letter to Gumbold. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Monday 14th July: Easy Rider is released. (United States) (I Love You, Beth Cooper)

Wednesday 16th July: Agent J Travels back in time to assist the Agent K of the time, to deploy the Arc-Net Defense System. (Cape Canaveral) (Men in Black)

Wednesday 16th July: Apollo 11 is launched. (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

Sunday 20th July: Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon. (Apollo 13)

Sunday 20th July: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon in the Apollo 11 lunar module Eagle. (Mare Tranquillitatus, The Moon) (Apollo 13)

Sunday 20th July: Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstron is the first man to walk on the Moon. (Apollo 18)

Sunday 20th July: Man lands on the Moon. (The Moon) (The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

Sunday 20th July: The date on a plaque by a Sommerton Junction bell. (Sommerton, Arizona) (The Last Stand)

Sunday 20th July: Apollo 11 lands on the Moon. The Ark is discovered. (The Moon) (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

Monday 21st July: Gru and Dru watch the first man on the moon. (Despicable Me 3)

Monday 21st July: Newspaper headline: "WALK ON MOON: 'That's One Small Step for Man... One Giant Leap for Mankind.'" (Los Angeles, California) (We Bought a Zoo)

Friday 25th July: Life magazine headline: "LEAVING FOR THE MOON." (New York City, New York) (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Wednesday 30th July: U.S. President Nixon visits South Vietnam. (Nixon)

August: James Bond foils Blofeld's plot. He marries Tracy di Vicenzo, who is then shot to death by Blofeld and Bunt. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Sunday 3rd August: Gebruder Gumbold writes a letter to Blofeld. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Monday 4th August: Deke DaSilva is drafted into the army and volunteers for airborne school. (New York City, New York) (Nighthawks)

Monday 18th August: Jimi Hendrix headlines the Woodstock Festival. His rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" earns critical praise. (Bethel, New York) (Woodstock)

Thursday 21st August: Jason Bourne is born. (USA) (The Bourne Identity)

Wednesday 3rd September: Walt Berkman is born. (Brooklyn, New York) (The Squid and the Whale)

Monday 15th September: Terukichi Ichioka, head of the Ichioka family, learns of the Matsumura-Makihara alliance and returns to Hiroshima to stir up trouble and regain the initiative. He is gunned down by Matsumura henchmen after a brief chase and gun battle. (Hiroshima, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode)

Tuesday 16th September: Former Tensei Vice Chairman, Katsutoshi Otomo, is arrested when he walks out of his headquarters recklessly brandishing two pistols and heads straight into a mob of police officers; he is sentenced to six years. (Kure, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode)

Saturday 27th September: Another couple fall victim to the Zodiac killer. (Zodiac)

Wednesday 1st October: Ethan Tremblay is born. (Due Date)

Thursday 2nd October: With "91 days to the end of the decade," Withnail gets high with Danny and Presuming Ed. Withnail's friend secures a lead role in a play. (London, England) (Withnail & I)

Friday 10th October: Aurora Borealis causes Frank Sullivan to talk to his son John in 1999 via a ham radio. (Frequency)

Saturday 11th October: A taxi driver is shot and killed, supposedly by the Zodiac killer. (San Francisco) (Zodiac)

Monday 13th October: A blood-stained shirt is sent to The San Francisco Chronicle. (Zodiac)

Friday 31st October: Sally Shine, Caroline Crossin, Gilbert Lundin, Emmaline Partridge, and Duey Todd, the 5 innocent humans on the 8.00pm Elevator travelling to the Hollywood Tower Hotel's TIP TOP CLUB, die after elvator malfunctions and a lightning strike. (Hollywood Tower Hotel) (Tower of Terror)

November: The Zodiac Killer vows to never give advance notice when he kills again. (Zodiac)

Monday 3rd November: Richard Nixon goes on television and radio to call for national solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to gather support for his policies. (Nixon)

Thursday 6th November: Noah brings The Bible to the East Great Falls High School library so that other hapless virgins may read it. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Sunday 23rd November: Todd Howard is born. (Teen Wolf Too)

Thursday 4th December: A man is born. (The Bourne Identity)

Monday 8th December: Richard Nixon says that the Vietnam War is coming to a "conclusion as a result of the plan that we have instituted." (Nixon)

Monday 15th December: Simmon Arroti returns the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Monday 15th December: President Richard Nixon announces that 50,000 additional U.S. troops will be pulled out of South Vietnam by April 15, 1970. (Nixon)

Wednesday 24th December: Carl Hanratty comes to Marseilles to begin extradition of Frank Abangale Jr. (Marseilles, France) (Catch Me If You Can)

Wednesday 31st December: Brian Slade steals Oscar Wilde's pin from Jack Fairy at the Sombrero Club; Brian and Mandy meet for the first time. (London, England) (Velvet Goldmine)

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