May 16th, 1969

May 16th, 1969, fell on a Friday. It was day 136 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 1 months and 20 days have passed since May 16th, 1969.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: David Boreanaz: Actor.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 16th, 1969:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is May 16th, 1969 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. 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.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "Underdog", "Star Trek: The Original Series" and "Wacky Races".

Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man", "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots" and "Frisbee".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 16th, 1969.

  • The Silent Majority.

    "The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) are named as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Midnight Cowboy

    "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 51 years, 1 months and 20 days have passed since May 16th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 16th, 1969, will be 51 years of age.
  • People born in 1969 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 16th, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 16th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 16th, 1969 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1969 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1969 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on May 16th, 1969.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 16th, 1969 was probably conceived around the 6th of August, 1968. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 16th, 1969 is the 23rd of February, 1970. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 16th, 1969.

  • 18,678 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,613,779,200 seconds have passed since the May 16th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,882,742,400 times.
  • Since May 16th, 1969, earth has travelled approximately 832,710,067,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 268,963,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,785,011 steps. That's about 61,682 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,365,350 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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