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June 22nd, 1969.

June 22nd, 1969, was a Sunday. It was day 173 of 1969. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

53 years and 10 days have passed since June 22nd, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on June 22nd, 1969.

  • Actress Judy Garland dies from a drug overdose at the age of 47.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 22nd, 1969.

  • United States: Get Back - The Beatles
  • United Kingdom: The Ballad Of John And Yoko - The Beatles

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 22nd, 1969.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Get Back - The Beatles With Billy Preston
  • Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet - Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
  • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • In The Ghetto - Elvis Presley
  • Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - Marvin Gaye
Play the top hits 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.
Winning

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Winning".

Take me back to June 22nd, 1969!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is June 22nd, 1969, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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, The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles is the number one hit song.

Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Winning is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Judy Garland, Brian Jones, Sharon Tate and Tammi Terrell would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "I Dream of Jeannie", "Columbo" and "Hawaii Five-O".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "The King Kong Show", "The Herculoids" and "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Matchbox toy cars, Troll doll, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Lite-Brite.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on June 22nd, 1969.

  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    During 1969, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. 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 Vietnam.

  • 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.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. 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.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. 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.

    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.

  • 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.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 53 years and 10 days have passed since June 22nd, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on June 22nd, 1969 will be 53 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to June 22nd, 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 7th, 1969: The Johnny Cash Show makes its debut on ABC.
  • June 9th, 1969: Brian Jones announces his departure from The Rolling Stones.
  • This date: June 22nd, 1969
  • June 23rd, 1969: Boxing: George Foreman makes his professional debut in a third-round KO over Don Waldhelm.
  • June 28th, 1969: The Stonewall riots begin in New York City after the police raid an LGBT bar in Manhattan.
  • 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.
  • July 4th, 1969: The Rolling Stones release their single "Honky Tonk Women".
  • July 11th, 1969: David Bowie releases his song "Space Oddity".
  • July 16th, 1969: The Apollo 11 Mission launches.
  • July 19th, 1969: US Senator Ted Kennedy's car skids off a bridge into Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. The accident results in the death of his 28-year-old passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.
  • July 20th, 1969: Australian singer Cathy Wayne is murdered in Vietnam.
  • July 20th, 1969: Apollo 11 successfully makes the first ever manned landing on the Moon.
  • July 21st, 1969: Man steps on the moon for the first time (Apollo 11 Mission).
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 22nd, 1969, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 22nd, 1969 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on June 22nd, 1969.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in June, 1969.

TV shows from June, 1969.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Hee Haw
Hee Haw
American variety show that featured country music and humor.

Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Adam-12
Adam-12
Police drama series that was set in LA.

Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Police drama series.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

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

Kids' TV shows on June 22nd, 1969.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1969.

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

The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman

The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show

Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Original Series

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds

Underdog
Underdog

Top Cat
Top Cat

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1969.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1969.

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

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

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 you should check out June 22nd, 1975 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 22nd.

Meryl Streep

Actress.
Born on June 22nd, 1949
She turned 20 on this day in 1969.

Elizabeth Warren

US politician.
Born on June 22nd, 1949
She turned 20 on this day in 1969.

Cyndi Lauper

Singer.
Born on June 22nd, 1953
She turned 16 on this day in 1969.

Donald Faison

Actor.
Born on June 22nd, 1974
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Laina Morris

Internet celebrity.
Born on June 22nd, 1991
She was born exactly 22 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on June 22nd, 1969.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 22nd, 1969.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 22nd, 1969 was most likely conceived around September 29th, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 22nd, 1969 is close to March 15th, 1970.

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Stats for June 22nd, 1969

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 22nd, 1969.

  • A total of 19,368 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,766 weeks have passed.
  • 1,673,395,200 seconds have passed since the June 22nd, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,952,294,400 times.
  • Since June 22nd, 1969, the Earth has travelled approximately 863,471,923,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 278,899,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 143,911,987 steps. That's about 63,961 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,080,742 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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