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In the year 1969

478 Notable deaths

Judy Garland

American actress and singer (1922–1969).

Born June 10th, 1922 in Grand Rapids. [ref]

Died June 22nd, 1969 at 47 years old in Chelsea (barbiturate overdose).

Sharon Tate

American actress and model (1943–1969).

Born January 24th, 1943 in Dallas. [ref]

Died August 9th, 1969 at 26 years old in 10050 Cielo Drive, Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles (stabbing). [ref]

Dwight D. Eisenhower

President of the united states from 1953 to 1961.

Born October 14th, 1890 in Denison. [ref]

Died March 28th, 1969 at 78 years old in Walter Reed Army Medical Center (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Princess Alice of Battenberg

(1885-1969); mother of prince philip, duke of edinburgh.

Born February 25th, 1885 in Windsor Castle.

Died December 5th, 1969 at 84 years old in Buckingham Palace.

Ho Chi Minh

Vietnamese communist leader (1890–1969).

Born May 19th, 1890 in Kim Liên. [ref]

Died September 2nd, 1969 at 79 years old in Hanoi (heart failure).

Brian Jones

British multi-instrumentalist, founding member of the rolling stones (1942-1969).

Born February 28th, 1942 in Cheltenham. [ref]

Died July 3rd, 1969 at 27 years old in Hartfield (death by misadventure). [ref]


Indian actress and producer (1933–1969).

Born February 14th, 1933 in New Delhi.

Died February 23rd, 1969 at 36 years old in Mumbai (cardiovascular disease).

Rocky Marciano

American boxer (1923-1969).

Born September 1st, 1923 in Brockton.

Died August 31st, 1969 at 45 years old in Newton (aviation accident).

Fred Hampton

African-american activist (1948-1969).

Born August 30th, 1948 in Summit.

Died December 4th, 1969 at 21 years old in Chicago (ballistic trauma).

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

American businessman and ambassador (1888-1969).

Born September 6th, 1888 in Boston. [ref]

Died November 18th, 1969 at 81 years old in Hyannis Port (stroke). [ref]

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