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February 21, 1969

February 21, 1969, was a Friday. It was 55 years, 4 months, and 19 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on February 21, 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 February 21, 1969:

  • United States: "Everyday People" by Sly & Family Stone
  • United Kingdom: "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice" by Amen Corner

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 21, 1969

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
  • Crimson And Clover - Tommy James And The Shondells
  • Touch Me - The Doors
  • Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
  • Worst That Could Happen - Brooklyn Bridge
Play the top singles 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

The top movie on this day was "Funny Girl".

Facts

This date occurred 20,230 days ago. Approximately 674 months have passed. It was the 52nd day of 1969, in week 08. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on February 21, 1969, are now 55 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 225 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to February 21, 1969

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is February 21, 1969, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song "Everyday People" by Sly & Family Stone is at the top of the singles charts, while "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice" by Amen Corner is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Funny Girl is at the top of the box office. Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Gilligan's Island", "Dark Shadows", and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". 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. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Top Cat", "Thunderbirds", and "The New Adventures of Superman". Children are playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Ken (doll), G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, and Operation.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 21, 1969.

  • 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 21, 1969.

  • January 30, 1969: The Beatles give their last public performance.
  • This date: February 21, 1969
  • March 1, 1969: Baseball legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement.
  • March 10, 1969:
    • English rock band Led Zeppelin release their first single in the USA.
    • James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. back in April, 1968.
  • March 12, 1969: Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman in London.
  • March 15, 1969: Judy Garland marries nightclub manager Mickey Deans in London.
  • March 16, 1969: 155 people are killed after a plane crashes in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • March 20, 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are married.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 21, 1969, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 21, 1969 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in February 1969

People in February 1969 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from February 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?

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in February 1969

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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
Toys

Toys in 1969

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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

Were you born on February 21, 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 February 21, 1975, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 21.

Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

Actress Deceased
Born on February 21, 1934
She turned 35 on this day in 1969.

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer

Actor
Born on February 21, 1955
He turned 14 on this day in 1969.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Actress
Born on February 21, 1979
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Elliot Page

Elliot Page

Actor
Born on February 21, 1987
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez

Soccer player
Born on February 21, 1991
He was born exactly 22 years after this date.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Actress
Born on February 21, 1996
He was born exactly 27 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on February 21, 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 February 21, 1969 was most likely conceived around May 31, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 21, 1969 is close to November 14, 1969.

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Stats for February 21, 1969

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 21, 1969:

  • 20,230 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,890 weeks have passed.
  • 1,747,872,000 seconds have passed since February 21, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,039,184,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 901,901,952,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 291,312,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 150,316,992 steps. That's roughly 66,808 miles.
  • 20,974,464 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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