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June 4th, 1969.

June 4th, 1969, was a Wednesday. It was day 155 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years and 8 days have passed since June 4th, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On this day.

What happened on June 4th, 1969?

  • Mexicana Flight 704 crashes, killing 79 people. Mexican tennis player Rafael Osuna is among the dead.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 4th, 1969.

  • United States: Get Back - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: Dizzy - Tommy Roe
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Take me back to June 4th, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 4th, 1969 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Get Back by The Beatles is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Dizzy by Tommy Roe 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 Western called "Midnight Cowboy" is being shown in movie theaters at the moment.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Gilligan's Island", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Heckle and Jeckle", "Star Trek: The Original Series" and "The Monkees". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Lite-Brite 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 June 4th, 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"

    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.

  • 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 8 days have passed since June 4th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 4th, 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 June 4th, 1969.

  • 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.
  • This date: June 4th, 1969
  • June 9th, 1969: Brian Jones announces his departure from The Rolling Stones.
  • June 22nd, 1969: Actress Judy Garland dies from a drug overdose at the age of 47.
  • June 23rd, 1969: Boxing: George Foreman makes his professional debut in a third-round KO over Don Waldhelm.
  • July 3rd, 1969: Brian Jones, who was an original founding member of The Rolling Stones, is found dead in his swimming pool.
  • July 4th, 1969: John Lennon releases his single "Give Peace a Chance".
  • July 4th, 1969: Zodiac killer: Michael Mageau and Darlene Ferrin are shot and killed at Blue Rock Springs in California.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 4th, 1969, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 4th, 1969 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

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 June 4th, 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

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 June 4th, 1975 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 4th of June.

  • June 4th, 1738: George III (King of England) (Deceased)
  • June 4th, 1975: Angelina Jolie (Actress) was born exactly 6 years after this date.
  • June 4th, 1975: Russell Brand (Comedian) was born exactly 6 years after this date.
  • June 4th, 1985: Bar Refaeli (Israeli model) was born exactly 16 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 4th, 1969.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 4th, 1969.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 4th, 1969 was most likely conceived around the 25th of August, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 4th, 1969 is close to the 14th of March, 1970.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 4th, 1969.

  • A total of 19,001 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,714 weeks have passed.
  • 1,641,686,400 seconds have passed since the June 4th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,915,300,800 times.
  • Since June 4th, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 847,110,182,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 273,614,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,185,030 steps. That's about 62,749 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,700,237 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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