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1969 was a great year:
May 29- Tommy released
July 20- Men walk on moon
August 15-17 - Woodstock
Sept. 26- Abbey Road
Oct. 10- In The Court Of The Crimson King
Oct. 16- Mets win World Series
Oct. 22- Led Zeppelin I
Without resorting to Google, I remember three things about my birth year, 1953.
Queen Liz was crowned
Ed Hilary and a local Nepalese guy conquered Everest.
And I do not believe any of these events were related.
"They say that those who are destined to be hanged are not going to drown." (V. Putin)
Well beetween the Munich game's killing, bloody fridays and sundays, the Watergate, and the 16 guys who survived a plane crash thanks to cannibalism, it was a slightly grim year, except for my birth of course. Fortunately the US fucked off Vietnam for good.
On the music side, Superfly, Transformers, Ziggy Stardust and Exile on Main Street, could have been worse.
From the videogames 's corner, eerrrr...the big novelty was Pong on Atari.
Munich was such a tragedy. The aftermath was even worse. The Israelis offered assistance to the West German police to take out all the terrorists and save the hostages, and were turned down. The terrorist successfully detonated grenades, killing all the hostages.
After the world refused to condemn the terrorists, Golda Meir ordered the Mossad to hunt down those responsible. And they did, no matter where in the world. No matter what country was pissed off at them.