The following major events took place in 1969:
- 1 January: Rupert Murdoch purchases The News of the World.
- 1 April: Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the RAF. Yes, April 1st.
- 21 July: The first Man landed on the Moon. Or faked it in a film studio, if you purchase your headgear from Tin-Foil Hats-r-Us.
- 5 October: Monty Python's Flying Circus premieres on the BBC.
The following military events took place in 1969: