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February 5th, 1969.

February 5th, 1969, was a Wednesday. It was day 36 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since February 5th, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Birthdays

Born on February 5th, 1969.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Crimson And Clover - Tommy James & Shondells
  • United Kingdom: Blackberry Way - The Move

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 5th, 1969.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Crimson And Clover - Tommy James And The Shondells
  • Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
  • Worst That Could Happen - Brooklyn Bridge
  • Touch Me - The Doors
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Play the top hits 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.
Funny Girl

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Funny Girl" was at the top of the box office on February 5th, 1969.

Take me back to February 5th, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 5th, 1969 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song Crimson And Clover by Tommy James & Shondells is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Blackberry Way by The Move is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and the movie Funny Girl is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister.

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. 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 be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Hawaii Five-O" and "Adam-12". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "The New Adventures of Superman", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" and "Joe 90". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Ken (doll), Suzy Homemaker, Lite-Brite and Crissy (doll).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

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

  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    During 1969, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. 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 Vietnam.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. 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.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. 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.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. 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.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started 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.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 52 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since February 5th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 5th, 1969, will be 52 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 5th, 1969.

  • 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.
  • January 18th, 1969: 38 people are killed when United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay.
  • January 18th, 1969: Actress Audrey Hepburn and Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti are married.
  • January 30th, 1969: The Beatles give their last public performance.
  • This date: February 5th, 1969
  • March 1st, 1969: Baseball legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 5th, 1969, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 5th, 1969 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from February, 1969.

Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Adam-12
Adam-12
Police drama series that was set in LA.

Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Police drama series.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety 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 February 5th, 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

Wacky Races
Wacky Races

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 on this date 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

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 this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out February 5th, 1975 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on February 5th.

Carlos Tevez

Soccer player.
Born on February 5th, 1984
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Soccer player.
Born on February 5th, 1985
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Neymar

Soccer player.
Born on February 5th, 1992
He was born exactly 23 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on February 5th, 1969.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 5th, 1969.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 5th, 1969 was most likely conceived around May 15th, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 5th, 1969 is close to October 29th, 1969.

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Stats for February 5th, 1969

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 19,349 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,764 weeks have passed.
  • 1,671,757,200 seconds have passed since the February 5th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,950,383,400 times.
  • Since February 5th, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 862,626,715,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 278,626,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 143,771,119 steps. That's about 63,898 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,061,086 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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