AUGUST 1969: GulfCoast damage $1 billion from Hurricane Camille!300,000 attend Woodstock rock festival!
SEPTEMBER:Israelis attack Egyptians over Suez Canal!North Vietnamese president Ho Chi Minh dies at 79!
OCTOBER:Government bans use of cyclamates as artificial sweetners!Congress votes to mint Eisenhower dollar!
NOVEMBER:Vietnam demonstrators march in Washington!Astronauts Conrad and Bean make 2nd moon landing!
DECEMBER:Air Forces ends 20-year UFO study!Charles Manson indicted in August murder of actress Sharon Tate!
JANUARY 1970:UMW official Yablonski and family shot to death!President Marcos unhurt in Phillippine rioting!
FEBRUARY: "Chicago 7" found innocent of convention riot charges!Southern senators seek ban on school busing!
MARCH:U.S. postal workers go on nationwide strike!Mob attacks black student buses in South Carolina!
APRIL:Apollo 13 moon mission aborted, all back safe!McCartney calls it quits, Beatles are breaking up!
MAY:National Guard troops kill 4 protesters at Kent State U.!50,000 dead in Peruvian earthquake!
JUNE:Fierce fighting along Vietnamese DMZ!AMA says doctors can perform abortions for medical reasons!
WE WENT TO THE MOVIES AND SAW . . . .
Best Actor winner George C. Scott in the Oscar's best picture for 1970, "PATTON" . . . .pilot Dean Martin and manager Burt Lancasterin "AIRPORT". . . . "TRUE GRIT," with Best actor winner John Wayne. . . . . Joe Cocker and Joan Baez, two of the stars in the music-fest "WOODSTOCK" . . . . Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau in the film version of "HELLO DOLLY". . . . an all-star cast in the crazy army field hospital , "M*A*S*H" . . . . Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the almost loveable "BUTCH CASSIDY AND THESUNDANCE KID" . . . ."EASY RIDER," the low-budget classic starring JackNicholson, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda . . . .Dustin Hoffman and John Voight in the seamy " COWBOY," the Oscar's best for 1969. . . . Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood in the rowdy Western musical, "PAINT YOUR WAGON". . . . marathon dancers Jane Fonda and Michael Sarazin in "THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY?" . . . . and the issue of sexual freedom discussed in "BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE."
WHEN WE STAYED HOME, WE WATCHED . . .
The zany "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" on Mondays, the top-rated show for the second year in a row . . . .some had viewing conflicts because the #2-rated show, "Gunsmoke," with James Arness, was also still strong Mondays on CBS . . . .Ben, Hoss and Little Joe still horsing around Sundays on "Bonanza," . . . . Most of Andy's gang stayingonin "Mayberry R.F.D," in Andy's Monday time-slot . . . ."Family Affair," starring Brian Keith, on Thursdays . . . .After nearly 20 years, it was still "Here's Lucy" on Mondays. . . .Another comic legend starred in "The Red SkeltonShow" on Tuesdays . . . . ABC had a new Tuesday night hit with Robert Young as "Marcus Welby, M.D." . . . ."Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" led off NBC Sundays . . . . "The Doris Day Show" was another CBS Monday hit . . . . in Sundays "Bill Cosby Show," he was a p.e. teacher . . . and variety ruled "The JimNabors Hour" on Thursdays.
AND . . .IN SPORTS . . . .
Baseball had league championships for the first time and the "Miracle" Mets and BaltimoreOrioles met in the WorldSeries,New Yorkwinning four games to one . . . Undefeated Texas was voted #1 in college football for 1969, but PennState, also unbeaten, was a close #2. . . . For the second year in a row, the AFC upset the NFC, in Super Bowl IV, as the Kansas City Chiefs downed the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 . . . .Even without Lew Alcindor, UCLA won anotherNCAA title in 1970, defeating Jacksonville80-69, after Kentucky had finished the regular season #1 . . . .The Boston Bruins wontheir first Stanley Cup in 30 years by sweeping St. Louis . . . . Another New York team won a pro title as the Knicks defeated the Lakers for the NBA crown . . . and Alcindor of Milwaukee was the NBA's "Rookie of the Year."