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March 20th, 1969.

March 20th, 1969, was a Thursday. It was day 79 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years, 8 months and 18 days have passed since March 20th, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on March 20th, 1969?

  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono are married.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 20th, 1969.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 20th, 1969.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Dizzy - Tommy Roe
  • Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
  • Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
  • Traces - Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost
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 March 20th, 1969.

Take me back to March 20th, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 20th, 1969 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has arrived and the days have become longer.

St. Patrick's Day of 1969 has recently come and gone. In America, the song Dizzy by Tommy Roe is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Where Do You Go To by Peter Sarstedt 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. A comedy film called "The Love Bug" is being shown in movie theaters at the moment. 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 "What's My Line?", "Bonanza", "Dark Shadows" and "Columbo". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "JOT the Dot", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" and "The Adventures of Gulliver". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Matchbox toy cars, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Best of the West (action figures) and Battleship (game).

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 March 20th, 1969.

  • John Lennon marries Yoko Ono.

    John Lennon marries Yoko Ono.

    In March of 1969, The Beatles member John Lennon married Japanese artist Yoko Ono.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 52 years, 8 months and 18 days have passed since March 20th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 20th, 1969, will be 52 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 20th, 1969.

  • March 1st, 1969: Baseball legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement.
  • March 10th, 1969: English rock band Led Zeppelin release their first single in the USA.
  • March 10th, 1969: James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. back in April, 1968.
  • March 12th, 1969: Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman in London.
  • March 15th, 1969: Judy Garland marries nightclub manager Mickey Deans in London.
  • This date: March 20th, 1969
  • March 25th, 1969: Judy Garland performs her last ever concert in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • March 28th, 1969: Former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower passes away.
  • April 14th, 1969: Elvis releases his song "In the Ghetto".
  • April 17th, 1969: Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 20th, 1969, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Pisces is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 20th, 1969 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from March, 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.

Kids' TV shows on March 20th, 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

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 March 20th, 1975 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 20th.

Fred Rogers

Television host. Deceased
Born on March 20th, 1928
He turned 41 on this day in 1969.

Spike Lee

Director.
Born on March 20th, 1957
He turned 12 on this day in 1969.

Sting

Wrestler.
Born on March 20th, 1959
He turned 10 on this day in 1969.

Chester Bennington

Linkin Park singer. Deceased
Born on March 20th, 1976
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Fernando Torres

Soccer player.
Born on March 20th, 1984
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Barron Trump

Donald Trump's son.
Born on March 20th, 2006
He was born exactly 37 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on March 20th, 1969.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 20th, 1969.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 20th, 1969 was most likely conceived around June 27th, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 20th, 1969 is close to December 11th, 1969.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 20th, 1969.

  • A total of 19,255 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,750 weeks have passed.
  • 1,663,635,600 seconds have passed since the March 20th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,940,908,200 times.
  • Since March 20th, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 858,435,969,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 277,272,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 143,072,662 steps. That's about 63,588 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,963,627 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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