Some facts on 1969:
The Presidential salary was raised from $100,000 to $200,000.
Baseball great Micky Mantle announced his retirement.
The Monty Python comedy troupe formed.
U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.
The Internet's development begins in a University of California lab.
The Concorde passenger jet made its first flight.
Sports: World Series Champs - Mets; Pro Football Champs: NY Jets; Indy 500 winner - Mario Andretti/156.867 mph; NCAA Basketball Champ: UCLA; College Football Champ: Texas; US Open Golf Champ - Orville Moody
Academy Award Winner: Midnight Cowboy
In December, 1969, the first draft lottery since 1942 was held.