Jan.12 - The New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Joe Namath had guaranteed the victory.
Jan. 20 - Richard Nixon in his first inaugural address proclaimed that Americans "cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another."
March 10 - James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis, Tenn., and was sentenced to 99 years in jail.
March 11 - Levi started to sell bell-bottomed jeans.
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April 14, In the 41st Academy Awards "Oliver" won as best picture, Cliff Robertson won as best actor (Charly), Katherine Hepburn tied as best actress (Lion in Winter) with Barbara Streisand (Funny Girl).
April 30- US troops in Vietnam peaked at 543,000. Over 33,000 had already been killed.
May 21 - Robert Kennedy's murderer, Sirhan Sirhan, was sentenced to death.
May 27 - Walt Disney World construction began in Florida.
July 1 - Britain's Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.
July 7 - The first U.S. troops to withdraw from South Vietnam left Saigon.
July 18 - A car driven by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard. His passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, died.
July 20 - Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.
Aug 9 - Actress Sharon Tate and four other people were found brutally murdered in her Los Angeles home; cult leader Charles Manson and a group of his disciples were later convicted of the crime.
Aug 15 - The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York with 400,000 young people gathered at Max Yasgur's dairy farm.
Sept. 22 - Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants became the first baseball player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 home runs.
Oct. 16 - The New York Mets capped a miraculous season, winning the World Series over the Baltimore Orioles.
Oct. 29 - The US Supreme Court ordered immediate desegregation, superseding the previous "with all deliberate speed" ruling.
Oct 29 - Researchers at Stanford sent the first e-mail message across the Arpanet.
Dec 1 - The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II in 1942.
Dec 14 - The Jackson 5 appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Michael Jackson was 11.