January 5th, 1969

January 5th, 1969, fell on a Sunday. It was day 5 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 5 months and 28 days have passed since January 5th, 1969.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Marilyn Manson: Musician.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 5th, 1969:

  • United States: I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • United Kingdom: Ob-la-di Ob-la-da - Marmalade

Take Me Back!

The date is January 5th, 1969 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. In America, the song I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Ob-la-di Ob-la-da by Marmalade is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The King Kong Show", "Spider-Man", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" and "The Archie Show". Popular toys include the likes of "Army men", "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots", "Motorific (slot car toys)" and "Frisbee".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 5th, 1969.

  • The Silent Majority.

    "The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) are named as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.

  • 1969 in movies.

    Movies released in 1969 included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, "Hello, Dolly!", Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Italian Job, Paint Your Wagon, True Grit, The Wild Bunch, Cactus Flower, "Goodbye, Columbus" and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

  • 1969 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1969 were dominated by the likes of Marvin Gaye, The 5th Dimension, The Beatles, Zager and Evans, The Rolling Stones, The Archies and Tommy Roe.

  • Joe South - "Games People Play"

    "Games People Play" by Joe South would go on to win a Grammy for 1969's Song of the Year.

  • Midnight Cowboy

    "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 51 years, 5 months and 28 days have passed since January 5th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 5th, 1969, will be 51 years of age.
  • People born in 1969 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 5th, 1969:

  • December 10th, 1968: The "300 million yen robbery" takes place in Tokyo, Japan.
  • December 20th, 1968: The Zodiac Killer shoots high school students Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday in Benicia.
  • January 12th, 1969: Super Bowl III: The New York Jets defeat the Baltimore Colts at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Flordia.
  • January 12th, 1969: Led Zeppelin release their first album.
  • January 18th, 1969: 38 people are killed when United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay.
  • January 30th, 1969: The Beatles give their last public performance.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 5th, 1969, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 5th, 1969 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

1969 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1969.

"Joe 90" - "The Adventures of Gulliver" - "The Archie Show" - "Wacky Races" - "The Banana Splits" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" - "Spider-Man" - "The Monkees" - "The New Adventures of Superman" - "The King Kong Show" - "Star Trek: The Original Series" - "JOT the Dot" - "Underdog" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "My Three Sons" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1969 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1969:

  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Best of the West (action figures)
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Twister mat
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January:

  • Twelfth Night (Sweden)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on January 5th, 1969.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 5th, 1969 was probably conceived around the 28th of March, 1968. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 5th, 1969 is the 15th of October, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 5th, 1969.

  • 18,806 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,624,838,400 seconds have passed since the January 5th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,895,644,800 times.
  • Since January 5th, 1969, earth has travelled approximately 838,416,614,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 270,806,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 139,736,102 steps. That's about 62,105 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,498,061 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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