January 16th, 1969

January 16th, 1969, fell on a Thursday. It was day 16 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years, 3 months and 6 days have passed since January 16th, 1969.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Roy Jones Jr.: Boxer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 16th, 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 16th, 1969 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. 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 and 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-bottomed 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke" and "Gilligan's Island". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Underdog" and "The Monkees".

Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Ken (doll)", "Best of the West (action figures)" 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 16th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1969?

    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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 52 years, 3 months and 6 days have passed since January 16th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 16th, 1969, will be 52 years of age.
  • People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 16th, 1969:

  • December 20th, 1968: The Zodiac Killer shoots high school students Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday in Benicia.
  • December 23rd, 1968: North Korea releases 82 American sailors after 11 months of internment.
  • December 24th, 1968: The crew of Apollo 8 become the first humans to orbit around the Moon.
  • 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 14th, 1969: Manchester United manager Matt Busby announces that he will retire at the end of the season.
  • This date: January 16th, 1969
  • 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 16th, 1969, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 16th, 1969 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

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
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • 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, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 16th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 16th of January:

  • Republic Day (India)

US President

Who was the US President on January 16th, 1969?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 16th, 1969?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 16th, 1969 was probably conceived around the 8th of April, 1968. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 16th, 1969 is the 26th of October, 1969. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 16th, 1969.

  • 19,089 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,649,289,600 seconds have passed since the January 16th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,924,171,200 times.
  • Since January 16th, 1969, earth has travelled approximately 851,033,433,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 274,881,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,838,906 steps. That's about 63,040 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,791,475 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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