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March 11, 1969

March 11, 1969, was a Tuesday. It was the 70th day of 1969. The decade was the swinging sixties.

54 years, 11 months, and 22 days have passed since March 11, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Birthdays

Born on March 11, 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 March 11, 1969:

  • United States: "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe
  • United Kingdom: "Where Do You Go To" by Peter Sarstedt

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 11, 1969

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

  • Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
  • Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
  • Dizzy - Tommy Roe
  • Crimson And Clover - Tommy James And The Shondells
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 at the box office

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

Facts

This date occurred 20,080 days ago. Approximately 669 months have passed. It was the 70th day of 1969, in week 11. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on March 11, 1969, are now 54 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 223 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to March 11, 1969

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is March 11, 1969, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring is creeping in, and the evenings are starting to get brighter.

In America, the song "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe is at the top of the singles charts, while "Where Do You Go To" by Peter Sarstedt 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 "What's My Line?", "Bonanza", "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", and "Adam-12". 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. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The New Adventures of Superman", "The Monkees", "Spider-Man", and "Wacky Races". Children are playing with toys such as Tonka trucks, Ken (doll), Twister mat, and Frisbee.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 11, 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 March 11, 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.
  • This date: March 11, 1969
  • 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.
  • March 25, 1969: Judy Garland performs her last ever concert in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • March 28, 1969: Former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower passes away.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 11, 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: March 11, 1969 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on March 11, 1969

TV audiences were watching the following shows on March 11, 1969:

TV shows from March 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in March 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

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

Toys in 1969

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 March 11, 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 March 11, 1975, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 11.

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch

Business magnate
Born on March 11, 1931
He turned 38 on this day in 1969.

Jimmy Iovine

Jimmy Iovine

Entrepreneur / record executive
Born on March 11, 1953
He turned 16 on this day in 1969.

Anissa Jones

Anissa Jones

Child actress Deceased
Born on March 11, 1958
She turned 11 on this day in 1969.

Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville

Stunt performer
Born on March 11, 1971
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba

Soccer player
Born on March 11, 1978
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

LeToya Luckett

LeToya Luckett

Singer
Born on March 11, 1981
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 11, 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 March 11, 1969 was most likely conceived around June 18, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 11, 1969 is close to December 2, 1969.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 11, 1969:

  • 20,080 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,868 weeks have passed.
  • 1,734,915,600 seconds have passed since March 11, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,024,068,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 895,216,449,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 289,152,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 149,202,742 steps. That's roughly 66,312 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,818,987 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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