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January 14, 1969

January 14, 1969, was a Tuesday. It was the 14th day of 1969. The decade was the swinging sixties.

55 years, 1 month, and 22 days have passed since January 14, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on January 14, 1969?

  • Manchester United manager Matt Busby announces that he will retire at the end of the season.
Birthdays

Born on January 14, 1969

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 14, 1969:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 14, 1969

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Diana Ross And The Supremes & The Temptations
  • Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
  • Soulful Strut - Young-Holt Unlimited
  • Hooked On A Feeling - B.J. Thomas
Play the top songs from 1969
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1969. Take a trip back to the days of The Scafford, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Marmalade.
Candy

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Candy" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 20,139 days ago. Approximately 671 months have passed. It was the 14th day of 1969, in week 03. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 55 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 224 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to January 14, 1969

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Tuesday, January 14, 1969. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down, and a sense of normality has returned.

In America, the song "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye is at the top of the singles charts, while "Ob-la-di Ob-la-da" by Marmalade is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie Candy is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, a new "hippie subculture" has emerged, bringing with it laid-back Bohemian styles. Frayed bell-bottom jeans, Jesus sandals, crushed velvet suits, and bright tie-dye t-shirts are all popular items of clothing at the moment. It's 1969, so radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Zager & Evans, The Archies, The 5th Dimension and Elvis Presley. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Judy Garland, Brian Jones, and Sharon Tate would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", "Adam-12", and "Here's Lucy". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Monkees", "The Herculoids", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, Motorific (slot car toys), Operation, and Battleship (game).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 14, 1969.

  • Busby announces his retirement.

    Busby announces his retirement

    On January 14th, 1969, legendary Manchester United manager Matt Busby announced that he would be stepping down at the end of the season.
  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing

    The war in Vietnam was still ongoing in 1969. By this stage, the conflict had become unpopular with most Americans. Many people wanted the military to throw in the towel and exit the country. In 1969, 11,616 US service personnel were killed in the war.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1969?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1969?

    The best NBA players in 1969 were Wes Unseld, Billy Cunningham, Elgin Baylor, Earl Monroe and Oscar Robertson.
  • Who were the best football players?

    Who were the best football players?

    In 1969, the best soccer players were Gianni Rivera, Luigi Riva, Gerd Müller, Johan Cruyff, Ove Kindvall, George Best, Franz Beckenbauer, Pierino Prati, Petar Zhekov and Jack Charlton.
  • Midnight Cowboy.

    Midnight Cowboy

    The buddy drama film "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.
  • Joe South - "Games People Play"

    Joe South - "Games People Play"

    The song "Games People Play" by Joe South won a Grammy for 1969's Song of the Year.
  • 1969 in music.

    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.
  • 1969 in movies.

    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.
  • The Silent Majority.

    The Silent Majority

    "The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) were named Time Person of the Year in 1969.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors, and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
  • Color TV.

    Color TV

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.
  • The miniskirt has taken over.

    The miniskirt has taken over

    In the mid-to-late 1960s, the miniskirt became a favored clothing item among women. The skirt countered the conservatism of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a result, many people at the time saw it as a rebellious fashion statement.
  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 14, 1969.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 14, 1969.

  • December 20, 1968: The Zodiac Killer shoots high school students Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday in Benicia.
  • December 23, 1968: North Korea releases 82 American sailors after 11 months of internment.
  • December 24, 1968: The crew of Apollo 8 become the first humans to orbit around the Moon.
  • January 12, 1969:
    • Super Bowl III: The New York Jets defeat the Baltimore Colts at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Flordia.
    • Led Zeppelin release their first album.
  • This date: January 14, 1969
  • January 18, 1969:
    • 38 people are killed when United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay.
    • Actress Audrey Hepburn and Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti are married.
  • January 30, 1969: The Beatles give their last public performance.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 14, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 14, 1969 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on January 14, 1969

TV audiences were watching the following shows on January 14, 1969:

TV shows from January 1969.

Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Adam-12
Adam-12
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Columbo
Columbo
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
Bonanza
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show

Cars in 1969

1969 saw the introduction of cars such as the Dodge Challenger, the Ford Capri, the Chevrolet Kingswood, the Volkswagen K70, the Mercury Capri, and the Mitsubishi Galant.

Cars in 1969.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 14, 1969

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1969:

Joe 90
Joe 90
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Archie Show
The Archie Show

The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Aquaman
Aquaman
The Herculoids
The Herculoids
The Monkees
The Monkees
The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman
The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Original Series
JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot
Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds
Underdog
Underdog
Top Cat
Top Cat
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
My Three Sons
Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle
Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo
Lassie
Lassie
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1969

Toys and games that were popular in 1969:

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

Were you born on January 14, 1969?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1969.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 14, 1975, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 14.

Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

Actress
Born on January 14, 1943
She turned 26 on this day in 1969.

LL Cool J

LL Cool J

Rapper / actor
Born on January 14, 1968
He turned 1 on this day in 1969.

USA

US President

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on January 14, 1969.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 14, 1969 was most likely conceived around April 23, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 14, 1969 is close to October 7, 1969.

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Stats for January 14, 1969

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 14, 1969:

  • 20,139 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,877 weeks have passed.
  • 1,740,013,200 seconds have passed since January 14, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,030,015,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 897,846,811,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 290,002,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 149,641,135 steps. That's roughly 66,507 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,880,158 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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