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May 15, 1969

May 15, 1969, was a Thursday. It was 55 years and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

Notable events that occurred on May 15, 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.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 15, 1969:

  • United States: "Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In" by Fifth Dimension
  • United Kingdom: "Get Back" by The Beatles

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 15, 1969

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

  • Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The 5th Dimension
  • Hair - The Cowsills
  • It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
  • Hawaii Five-O - The Ventures
  • You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat & Tears
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.
The Mad Room

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Mad Room" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 20,098 days ago. Approximately 670 months have passed. It was the 135th day of 1969, in week 20. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on May 15, 1969, are now 55 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 May 15, 1969

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is May 15, 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. The school year is nearly finished.

In America, the song "Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In" by Fifth Dimension is at the top of the singles charts, while "Get Back" by The Beatles is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie The Mad Room 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?", "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 Judy Garland, Brian Jones, Sharon Tate, and Tammi Terrell would all still be alive. Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "Star Trek: The Original Series", "The New Adventures of Superman", and "The Adventures of Gulliver". Children are playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Best of the West (action figures), Lite-Brite, and Frisbee.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 15, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 15, 1969.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 15, 1969.

  • April 17, 1969: Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
  • April 26, 1969: FA Cup Final 1969: Manchester City defeat Leicester City 1-0.
  • This date: May 15, 1969
  • May 28, 1969: Football: A.C. Milan win the European Cup after they defeat Ajax 4-1.
  • June 4, 1969: Mexicana Flight 704 crashes, killing 79 people. Mexican tennis player Rafael Osuna is among the dead.
  • June 7, 1969: The Johnny Cash Show makes its debut on ABC.
  • June 9, 1969: Brian Jones announces his departure from The Rolling Stones.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15, 1969, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 15, 1969 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 15, 1969

TV audiences were watching the following shows on May 15, 1969:

TV shows from May 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 May 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

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

Were you born on May 15, 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 May 15, 1975, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 15.

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

American Football player
Born on May 15, 1975
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Actress
Born on May 15, 1981
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

Jessica Sutta

Jessica Sutta

The Pussycat Dolls
Born on May 15, 1982
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Tennis player
Born on May 15, 1987
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Lil Huddy

Lil Huddy

Social media personality
Born on May 15, 2002
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 15:

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 15, 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 May 15, 1969 was most likely conceived around August 22, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 15, 1969 is close to February 5, 1970.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 15, 1969:

  • 20,098 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,871 weeks have passed.
  • 1,736,467,200 seconds have passed since May 15, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,025,878,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 896,017,075,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 289,411,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 149,336,179 steps. That's roughly 66,372 miles.
  • 20,837,606 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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