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May 15th, 1969.

May 15th, 1969, was a Thursday. It was day 135 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years and 4 days have passed since May 15th, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 15th, 1969?

  • American teenager Robert Rayford dies of a mysterious illness in Missouri. Nearly two decades later, it is discovered that this was one of the first cases of AIDS in the United States.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 15th, 1969.

  • United States: Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In - Fifth Dimension
  • United Kingdom: Get Back - The Beatles
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Take me back to May 15th, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 15th, 1969 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1969 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In by Fifth Dimension is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Get Back by The Beatles 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Dark Shadows", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "JOT the Dot", "The Banana Splits" and "The Adventures of Gulliver". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Lite-Brite and Frisbee.

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 May 15th, 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 and 4 days have passed since May 15th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 15th, 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 May 15th, 1969.

  • April 17th, 1969: Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
  • April 26th, 1969: FA Cup Final 1969: Manchester City defeat Leicester City 1-0.
  • This date: May 15th, 1969
  • May 28th, 1969: Football: A.C. Milan win the European Cup after they defeat Ajax 4-1.
  • June 4th, 1969: Mexicana Flight 704 crashes, killing 79 people. Mexican tennis player Rafael Osuna is among the dead.
  • June 9th, 1969: Brian Jones announces his departure from The Rolling Stones.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15th, 1969, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 15th, 1969 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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 May 15th, 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 15th of May.

  • May 15th, 1975: Ray Lewis (American Football player) was born exactly 6 years after this date.
  • May 15th, 1987: Andy Murray (Tennis player) was born exactly 18 years after this date.
  • May 15th, 2002: Chase Hudson (Social media personality) was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of May.

  • Constituent Assembly Day (Lithuania)

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 15th, 1969.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 15th, 1969.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 15th, 1969.

  • A total of 18,997 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,713 weeks have passed.
  • 1,641,340,800 seconds have passed since the May 15th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,914,897,600 times.
  • Since May 15th, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 846,931,852,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 273,556,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,155,309 steps. That's about 62,736 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,696,090 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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