Hans Remembers- News Headlines from Saturday July 12, 1969.
- The British Open or The Open as they like it called- was won by a Briton for the first time since 1951 when Tony Jacklin won- finishing 2 strokes ahead of Bob Charles. The four day event was held at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club. Jacklin’s four day scores were 68-70-70-72=280. -4 for the tournament. It was the first win in a Major for Jacklin who would go on to win one more- in 1970 the U.S. Open.
- Zager &Evans “In The Year 2525” reached #1 in the United States and would stay on top for 6 weeks. It would also achieve #1 in the UK being the only #1 one hit wonder- in both the United States and United Kingdom. Great timing also- the futuristic song is #1 as Apollo 11 lands and walks on the Moon.
- How many rock bands could sell out Madison Square Garden- without having ever released an album to that point? The new super group Blind Faith had no problem selling out MSG- the super group featuring guitar god- Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. The band would release their one and only album in August.