- October 13 – 4-year-old Dorothy Jean Diggs is killed when she is struck by a car door as she attempts to jump from the moving vehicle, which had rolled backwards for nearly a block on Laburnum Street in McLean. She is taken to Arlington Hospital, where she is pronounced dead.
- October 20 – Following a petition drive by the Better Transit Now Committee, the AB&W Transit Company begins offering local bus service between Springfield and the Bradlick and Landmark Shopping Centers.
- "McLean Girl Killed as Car Rolls by Tree." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): 1. Oct 14 1969. ProQuest. Web. 9 July 2017.
- "Local Bus Service Starts in Springfield." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): 1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1996). Oct 21 1969. Web. 3 Dec. 2012.
|Fairfax County by Year: 1969|
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