October 1969 in history

October 1969 events chronologically

Oct 1 Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time
Oct 5 The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus airs on BBC One
Oct 8 The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago
Oct 9 In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in for crowd control as demonstrations continue in connection with the trial of the "Chicago Eight" that began on September 24
Oct 14 The United Kingdom introduces the British fifty-pence coin, which replaces, over the following years, the British ten-shilling note, in anticipation of the decimalization of the British currency in 1971, and the abolition of the shilling as a unit of currency anywhere in the world
Oct 15 Vietnam War; The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam is held in Washington D.C. and across the US. Over two million demonstrate nationally; about 250,000 in Washington D.C
Oct 19 The first Prime Minister of Tunisia in twelve years, Bahi Ladgham, is appointed by President Habib Bourguiba

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1969

Oct 3 Gwen Stefani an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. During the band's hiatus, Stefani embarked on her solo career, releasing her debut album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004. Inspired by music of the 1980s, the album was a success with sales of over seven million copies. It spawned three major hit singles: "What You Waiting For?," "Rich Girl," and "Hollaback Girl," the latter becoming the first US digital download to sell one million copies. Stefani's second studio album The Sweet Escape was released in 2006, the album produced two successful singles; "Wind It Up" and the album's title track "The Sweet Escape". Including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than thirty million albums worldwide
Oct 9 PJ Harvey an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, composer and occasional artist. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments including piano, organ, bass, saxophone, harmonica and, most recently, the autoharp
Oct 10 Brett Favre a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons , Green Bay Packers , New York Jets , and Minnesota Vikings. Favre is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 70,000 yards, over 6,000 completions, and over 10,000 pass attempts
Oct 17 Wyclef Jean a Haitian hip hop recording artist, musician, actor, and politician. At age nine, Jean moved to the USA with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees. Jean won three Grammy Awards for his musical work
Oct 19 Trey Parker an American actor, animator, screenwriter, director, producer, comedian, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for being the co-creator of South Park along with his creative partner and best friend Matt Stone, as well as co-writing and co-directing the 2011 musical The Book of Mormon. Parker grew up in Conifer, Colorado and was interested in film and music growing He attended the University of Colorado, Boulder following high school, where he met Stone. The two collaborated on various short films, and starred in a feature-length musical, titled Cannibal! The Musical, in 1993
Oct 22 Spike Jonze an American director, producer, screenwriter and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film and television. He started his feature film directing career with Being John Malkovich and Adaptation , both written by Charlie Kaufman, and then started movies with screenplays of his own with Where the Wild Things Are and Her
Oct 24 Adela Noriega a Mexican actress. Noriega came to prominence as a teenager, starring in teen-oriented coming-of-age telenovelas in the late 1980s. Some of her most notable works include Quinceañera , Dulce desafío , María Isabel , El privilegio de amar , El Manantial and Amor real. Noriega's success as a leading actress has led her to be known as one of the "Queens" of the genre

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1969

Oct 3 Skip James an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter. Born in Bentonia, Mississippi, United States, he died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 4 Léon Brillouin a French physicist. He made contributions to quantum mechanics, radio wave propagation in the atmosphere, solid state physics, and information theory
Oct 7 Ture Nerman a Swedish socialist. As a journalist and author, he was a well-known political activist in his time. He also wrote poems and songs
Oct 12 Sonja Henie a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion in Ladies' Singles, a ten-time World Champion and a six-time European Champion. Henie won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies' figure skater. At the height of her acting career she was one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood
Oct 21 Jack Kerouac an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian heritage. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his method of spontaneous prose. Thematically, his work covers topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel. He became an underground celebrity and, with other beats, a progenitor of the hippie movement, although he remained antagonistic toward some of its politically radical elements
Oct 21 Wacław Sierpiński a Polish mathematician. He was known for outstanding contributions to set theory , number theory, theory of functions and topology. He published over 700 papers and 50 books
Oct 28 Korney Chukovsky one of the most popular children's poets in the Russian language. His catchy rhythms, inventive rhymes and absurd characters have invited comparisons with the American children's author Seuss. Chukovsky's poems Tarakanishche , Krokodil , Telefon and Moydodyr have been favourites with many generations of Russophone children. Lines from his poems, in particular Telefon, have become universal catch-phrases in the Russian media and everyday conversation. He adapted the Doctor Dolittle stories into a book-length Russian poem as Doktor Aybolit , and translated a substantial portion of the Mother Goose canon into Russian as Angliyskiye Narodnyye Pesenki. He was also an influential literary critic and essayist