Looking back to 1969
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1969 Big News Story
Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Home prices saw a steady rise to a median $22,805 in 1969, and the country had one of its most eventful summers ever. In music news, The Who released the groundbreaking “Tommy,” the Beatles’ “Get Back” hit No. 1, and nearly 400,000 people headed to Bethel, N.Y., for Woodstock. 1969 also marked the triumph of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. Suburban home developments continued to grow, and the typical home priced decreased moderately.
On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six-and-a-half hours later, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. As he took his first step, Armstrong famously said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The Apollo 11 mission occurred eight years after President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) announced a national goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s. Apollo 17, the final manned moon mission, took place in 1972.
1969 by the Numbers
Economic Data from 1969
Grocery Prices from 1969
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