In nineteen sixty nine Olivetti began producing the typewriter Valentina, designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry A. King, it becomes one of the most well-known design objects in the world.
January 30, the Beatles close their history on the roof of the Apple Records.
July 5, the Rolling Stones assemble 500,000 people in Hyde Park in London for their concert in memory of Brian Jones.
July 21, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are the first men to walk on the moon.
Inspired perhaps by the lunar orbits Eleonore Peduzzi Riva draws the ashtray Spiros for Artemide.
On the evening of August 9, the actress Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski, was murdered in her villa at 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles by members of the Charles Manson “family”.
At 10:30 p.m. on October 29, the Stanford and UCLA computers communicated with each other over a 50 kilobit per second (kbps). It was the dawn of Internet.