Since man first landed on the moon 40 years ago, only 11 more have had that unique distinction, the last in 1972

Men who've walked on the moon

In August 1969, members of Charles Manson's "family" killed seven people in a two-night rampage. Explore the then and now of the family, Manson himself and the prosecutor-turned-author.

Then and now: The Manson case

Forty years ago, the Stonewall riots sparked what many consider the modern gay rights movement

40 years in the gay rights movement

1969: An eventful summer
A new chief justice, U.S. troop withdrawal in Vietnam and a sports stars' scandals: the summer of 1969 was a tumultuous and eventful time.
Send, Share, See Your Stories Moon landing
A small step for an astronaut became a giant leap for mankind on July 20, 1969. Where were you when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon? Tell us the significance of going to the moon and if we should do it again.
Summer of 1969
1969 saw the Manson murders, the Stonewall riots, the Woodstock festival and man landing on the moon. CNN examines how events of 40 years ago still resonate with the world today and looks ahead at how the key moments will shape the future.
More memorable events from Summer 1969

  • June 27-28: Stonewall riots
  • July 20: Apollo 11 lands on the moon
  • August 9-10: Killings by Manson Family
  • August 15-18: Woodstock music festival
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