The Beatles rock and roll band release the album "Yellow Submarine".
The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 4 spacecraft manned by cosmonaut
The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5 spacecraft manned by
cosmonauts, Boris Volynov, Aleksey Yeliseyev, and Eugeni Krunov.
16: Soyuz 4 piloted by
Cosmonaut Shatalov docks with Soyuz 5. It is the first docking
between two manned spacecraft. Cosmonauts Yeliseyev and Krunov
perform an EVA and transfer from Soyuz 5 to Soyuz 4. Soyuz 4 and
Soyuz 5 are then undocked.
17: Spacecraft Soyuz 4
returns to Earth with a crew of Shatalov, Yeliseyev, and Krunov.
15: Soyuz 5 spacecraft
returns to Earth with Cosmonaut Volynov.
Richard Milhouse Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th President of the
The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in Super
The world's largest airplane the Boeing 747 makes it first commercial
3: The United States
launches Apollo 9 on the first manned mission to test the Lunar module
in space. The crew for Apollo 9 are Command James McDivitt,
Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Russell
and Scott perform EVA activities on Apollo 9. Schweickart from
the Lunar Module and Scott from the Command Module.
13: Apollo 9 Command
Module Gumdrop returns to Earth with McDivitt, Scott, and Schweickart.
The Best Picture Oscar is awarded to "Oliver!" at the Academy
Awards. The movie "2001 A Space Odyssey" directed by Stanley
Kubrick wins the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
18: The United States
launches Apollo 10 on a mission to the Moon as a dress rehearsal
Apollo 11. The crew for Apollo 10 is Commander Thomas
Stafford, Command Module Pilot John Young, and Lunar Module
Pilot Eugene Cernan.
26: Command Module Charlie
Brown returns to Earth with Stafford, Young, and Cernan.
Construction begins on Walt Disney World in Florida.
Andretti wins the Indianapolis 500.
The United States launches Apollo 11. It is the first manned
land on the Moon. Relive the Apollo 11 mission through the eyes
of an 11
Senator Ted Kennedy drives off of a bridge at Chappaquiddick,
His passenger Mary Jo Kopechne is killed. Kennedy flees the scene
20: Neil Armstrong and
Buzz Aldrin become
the first men to land on the Moon. Later that evening, Neil Armstrong
the first human to walk on the Moon. For my perspective of the
it happened follow the Apollo 11
link on this page.
24: Command Module
Columbia returns to Earth with Armstrong, Collins, and Aldrin.
The Soviet Union launches the Soyuz 6 spacecraft manned by cosmonauts
Georgi Shonin and Valeri Kubasov. Cosmonaut Kubasov becomes the
first welder in space.
The Soviet Union launches the Soyuz 7 spacecraft manned by cosmonauts
Anatoli Filipchenko, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Gorbatko.
The Soviet Union launches the Soyuz 8 spacecraft manned by
cosmonauts Vladimir Shatalov and Aleksey Yeliseyev.
16: Soyuz 6 returns to
Earth with cosmonauts Shonin and Kubasov.
17: Soyuz 7 returns to
Earth with cosmonauts Filipchenko, Volkov, and Gorbatko.
18: Soyuz 8 returns to
Earth with cosmonauts Shatalov and Yeliseyev.
The second manned lunar landing mission Apollo 12 is launched towards
the Moon. The crew consists of Commander Charles
Conrad, Command Module Pilot Richard Gordon, and Lunar Module
Pilot Alan Bean.
19: Lunar Module Intrepid
lands on the Moon at the Ocean of Storms with astronauts Conrad and
24: Command Module Yankee
Clipper returns to Earth with Conrad, Gordon, and Bean.
US government holds the first military draft lottery since World War II.
22: Basketball player "Pistol" Pete Maravich sets an NCAA record
by scoring on 30 of 31 foul shots.