Richard Nixon was in his first year as president of the United States. Yours truly was born. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon. There was this event call, Woodstock. Charles Manson’s followers kill Sharon Tate and six others, and the U.S. introduces the “X” rating system for movies.
But from a local standpoint, you’d be more interested to know 1969 was the last time, and only time, both Mississippi State and Ole Miss didn’t have a single player taken in the NFL Draft.
Useless fact? Perhaps. But interesting indeed.