October 27, 1969


This almanac page for Monday, October 27, 1969, pulls together various records created by the federal government and links to additional resources which can provide context about the events of the day.

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Schedule and Public Documents

  • The Daily Diary files represent a consolidated record of the President's activities. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    The President's day began at The White House - Washington, D. C.

  • The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents made available transcripts of the President's news conferences; messages to Congress; public speeches, remarks, and statements; and other Presidential materials released by the White House.


    • "President's Listening Post" (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1496, October 27, 1969)
      Announcement of Visit by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development George Romney and Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs Daniel P. Moynihan to the Federal Information Center in Philadelphia.

    Awards and Citations

    • Presidential Unit Citation (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1495, October 27, 1969)
      Announcement of Award to the 3d Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group, United States Air Force.

    Congress, Communications to

    • Weather Modification (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1495, October 27, 1969)
      The President's Message to Congress Transmitting the Tenth Annual Report by the National Science Foundation.

    Executive Orders

    Acts Approved by the President

    • S. 1242 -- Public Law 91-97
      Educational Television and Radio Amendments of 1969.
    • S. 1471 -- Public Law 91-96
      An Act to amend title 38 of the United States Code to increase the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation payable to widows of veterans, and for other purposes.

    Digest of Other White House Announcements

    Following is a listing of items of general interest which were announced in the press but not made public as formal White House press releases during the period covered by this issue. Appointments requiring Senate approval are not included since they appear in the list of nominations submitted to the Senate, below.

    • Ambassador Eduardo Roca of Argentina paid a courtesy call on the President at the White House.
    • Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson met with the President at the White House.
    • The President transmitted to the Congress the 23d annual report on United States participation in the United Nations.
  • Each Public Papers of the Presidents volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States that were issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary during the time period specified by the volume. The material is presented in chronological order, and the dates shown in the headings are the dates of the documents or events. In instances when the release date differs from the date of the document itself, that fact is shown in the text note.

    To ensure accuracy, remarks have been checked against audio recordings (when available) and signed documents have been checked against the original, unless otherwise noted. Editors have provided text notes and cross references for purposes of identification or clarity.

  • The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents.

    No Federal Register published on this date

  • The Congressional Record is the official daily record of the debates and proceedings of the U.S. Congress.

Archival Holdings

  • The H. R. Haldeman Diaries consists of seven handwritten diaries, 36 dictated diaries recorded as sound recordings, and two handwritten audio cassette tape subject logs. The diaries and logs reflect H. R. Haldeman’s candid personal record and reflections on events, issues, and people encountered during his service in the Nixon White House. As administrative assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, Haldeman attended and participated in public events and private meetings covering the entire scope of issues in which the Nixon White House engaged in during the years 1969-1973. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

  • The National Archives Catalog is the online portal to the records held at the National Archives, and information about those records. It is the main way of describing our holdings and also provides access to electronic records and digitized versions of our holdings. 

    The Catalog searches across multiple National Archives resources at once, including archival descriptions, digitized and electronic records, authority records, and web pages from and the Presidential Libraries. The Catalog also allows users to contribute to digitized historical records through tagging and transcription.

National Security Documents

  • The President's Daily Brief is the primary vehicle for summarizing the day-to-day sensitive intelligence and analysis, as well as late-breaking reports, for the White House on current and future national security issues. Read "The President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Nixon and Ford" to learn more.

  • The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Visit the State Department website for more information.

    Vol. I, Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1969-1972

    Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1969-1972

    Vol. IV, Foreign Assistance, International Development, Trade Policies, 1969-1972

    Commodities and Strategic Materials, 1969-1972

    Vol. XXXIV, National Security Policy, 1969-1972

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff Readiness Test

    • 89. Memorandum Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency , Washington, October 27, 1969

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 351, Subject Files, Exercise High Heels—69. Top Secret; Sensitive; [codeword not declassified]. No drafting information appears on the memorandum. Deputy Director for Intelligence R.J. Smith sent the memorandum to Kissinger under a covering memorandum dated October 27. Haig then forwarded it to Kissinger under an undated, handwritten memorandum that reads: “It appears we might spice up the package without undue risk.” Kissinger initialed the CIA’s memorandum. (Ibid.)

    Vol. E-5, Part 1, Documents on Sub-Saharan Africa, 1969-1972

    Nigerian Civil War

    • 133. Memorandum From Roger Morris of the National Security Council Staff to the Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (Haig) , Washington, October 27, 1969

      Morris informed Haig that the Department of Stateʼs Bureau of African Affairs personnel had been instructed not to talk to him. Also, Assistant Secretary of State David Newsom had attempted to cut him off from all Bureau of African Affairs papers, memoranda, and policy discussions.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Kissinger Office Files, Box 148, U.S.-Domestic-Agency Files, State/White House Relationship, Vol. 1, January 28–October 31, 1969. Confidential; Informal; Sensitive; Eyes Only. Morris wrote in hand at the bottom of page 3, “Newsom ‘clearedʼ his testimony, as pro forma, with Bob—and was told to avoid all statements implying what our policy is or would be. Commerce and Treas. Were told likewise, and they observed the restraint. You can judge from passages at clips how seriously Newsom took the clearance.ʼ” The attachments are not published.

    Vol. E-5, Part 2, Documents on North Africa, 1969-1972


    Vol. E-7, Documents on South Asia, 1969-1972

    India and Pakistan: Pre-Crisis, January 1969-February 1971

    • 41. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rogers to President Nixon, Washington, October 27, 1969

      Rogers reported to Nixon that Southeast Asia was the principal focus of bilateral talks held in Washington between U.S. and Indian delegations.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 596, Country Files, Middle East, India, Vol. II, Oct 69–Aug 70. Secret. The bilateral talks were the second round in what were anticipated to be annual talks between the United States and India. The initial talks took place in New Delhi from July 26 to 28, 1968. See Foreign Relations, 1964–1968, South Asia, vol. XXV, Document 509. A 69-page record of the talks on October 16–17 is in the National Archives, RG 59, Conference Files, 1966–1972: Box 503, Lot 70 D 387, CF 409. The talks were reported to New Delhi in telegrams 177194, 179522, and 180313, dated October 18, October 23, and October 24 respectively. (All ibid., Central Files 1967–69, POL INDIA–US)

  • The Kissinger telephone conversation transcripts consist of approximately 20,000 pages of transcripts of Kissinger’s telephone conversations during his tenure as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-1974) and Secretary of State (1973-1974) during the administration of President Richard Nixon. Visit the finding aid for more information.

    Digitized versions of many of these transcripts can be found on the Yale University Library website.

Audiovisual Holdings

  • The White House Photo Office collection consists of photographic coverage of President Richard Nixon meeting with prominent social, political, and cultural personalities; speaking engagements and news conferences of the President and various high-ranking members of the White House staff and Cabinet; Presidential domestic and foreign travel, including Presidential vacations; social events and entertainment involving the First Family, including entertainers present; official portraits of the President, First Family, and high-ranking members of the Nixon administration; the 1969 and 1973 Inaugurals; the President’s 1972 Presidential election campaign appearances (including speeches) and other official activities of the White House staff and the President’s Cabinet from January 20, 1969 until August 9, 1974 at the White House and the Old Executive Office Building; other locations in Washington, DC, such as The Mall; and the Presidential retreats in Camp David, Maryland, Key Biscayne, Florida, and San Clemente, California. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    Roll WHPO-2270 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2270-02-10, Connie Stuart conducting a press conference. 10/27/1969, Washington, D.C. White House. Connie Stuart.

    Roll WHPO-2271 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2271-03-15, Connie Stuart conducting a press conference. 10/27/1969, Washington, D.C. unknown. Connie Stuart, press corps members.

    Roll WHPO-2273 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2273-02-09, President Nixon meeting in the Oval office with Henry Kissinger and Dean Acheson. 10/27/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Dean Acheson.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2273-09, President Nixon meeting in the Oval office with Henry Kissinger and Dean Acheson. A portrait of George Washington hangs above them. 10/27/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Dean Acheson.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2273-11-14, President Nixon shaking hands with Captain James Stahlman (Publisher of the Nashville Banner). 10/27/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, James Stahlman.

    Roll WHPO-2274 Photographer: Hodge | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2274-01-04, Vice President Agnew alongside aides and a Japanese trade group. 10/27/1969, Washington, D.C. Spiro Agnew, Unidentified Japanese trade group members.
  • The White House Communications Agency Videotape Collection contains “off-the-air” recordings of televised programs produced between 1968 and 1974. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    • WHCA-3475
      "Here's Barbara" with Mrs. Nixon. With commercial for the Watergate Hotel. Herbert Klein, White House Communications Director.
      Runtime: 0:30

Context (External Sources)