Home History Modern History. What Was Happening in the World on July 20, 1969? July 20, 1969 was a historic day in which astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins landed on the moon and became the first humans to accomplish this feat. Armstrong also was the first human to walk on the moon.What was the most popular TV show in the 1960s?
The Top Ten TV Shows in 1960 were: Gunsmoke (CBS) Wagon Train (NBC) Have Gun Will Travel (CBS) The Andy Griffith Show (CBS) The Real McCoys (ABC) Rawhide (CBS) Candid Camera (CBS) The Untouchables (ABC) The Price is Right (NBC) The Jack Benny Show (CBS)What was the Best Picture in 1969?
The year 1969 in film involved some significant events, with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dominating the U.S. box office and becoming one of the highest grossing films of all time and Midnight Cowboy, a film rated X, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.What was the World Series in 1969?
The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in five games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of the finest ever.