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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, 1 months and 29 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
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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 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.

A comedy film called "The Love Bug" is being shown in movie theaters at the moment. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Dark Shadows" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "Underdog" and "Spider-Man".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Army men, Motorific (slot car toys) and Twister mat.

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.

  • 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".

    "Games People Play" by Joe South would go on to win 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 Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) are named as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.

  • 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.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace 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, 1 months and 29 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 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.
  • This date: March 20th, 1969
  • March 28th, 1969: Former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower passes away.
  • 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.

  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on March 20th, 1969.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1969.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity birthdays.

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

  • March 20th, 1928: Fred Rogers (Television host) turned 41 on this day in 1969.
  • March 20th, 1957: Spike Lee (Director) turned 12 on this day in 1969.
  • March 20th, 1959: Sting (Wrestler) turned 10 on this day in 1969.
  • March 20th, 1984: Fernando Torres (Soccer player) was born exactly 15 years after this date.
  • March 20th, 2006: Barron Trump (Donald Trump's son) 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 the 10th of June, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 20th, 1969 is close to the 28th of December, 1969.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 19,052 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,721 weeks have passed.
  • 1,646,092,800 seconds have passed since the March 20th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,920,441,600 times.
  • Since March 20th, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 849,383,884,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 274,348,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,563,981 steps. That's about 62,917 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,753,114 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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