Forty-nine years ago today almost 500,000 people attended the Woodstock Festival. To celebrate, 98.1 The Hawk will be giving away pairs of tickets to the Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Now through Friday we’ll send out a “1969 historical fact” on the 98.1 The Hawk app, then during the day we’ll take callers who can tell us that day’s fact.

The year 1969 was a time of reflection, celebration, and protest as the Vietnam war raged on.

We almost went to nuclear war with the Russians in 1962, witnessed the assassination of our President John F Kennedy in 1963, and in 1968 we lost two historical American leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy, both assassinated.

The war in Vietnam was killing our sons, brothers and neighbors, with protests all over the U.S. calling for the end of the war.

In 1969 we had some things to smile about, we finally beat the Russians in the space race, and the goal that John F. Kennedy set in 1961 to put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth before the end of the decade came true, on July 21 the first man set foot on the surface of the moon

98.1 The Hawk will send out a “1969 historical fact” each day through Friday to people with the Hawk app, then during the day we’ll take callers who can tell us that day’s fact to win a pair of tickets to the Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts celebrating the 49th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival

Here are some historical facts that happened in the Year 1969.

 

Woodstock Festival August 15th to August 18th 1969

 

 

Neil Armstrong Walks on the Moon

 

 

The Beatles final live performance