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July 5, 1969

July 5, 1969, was a Saturday. It was 54 years, 11 months, and 19 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Birthdays

Born on July 5, 1969

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 5, 1969:

  • United States: "Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet" by Henry Mancini
  • United Kingdom: "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 5, 1969

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

  • Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet - Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
  • Spinning Wheel - Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Good Morning Starshine - Oliver
  • One - Three Dog Night
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 Love Bug

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Love Bug" was at the top of the box office on July 5, 1969.

Facts

This date occurred 20,078 days ago. Approximately 669 months have passed. It was the 186th day of 1969, in week 27. The decade was the swinging sixties. People who were born on July 5, 1969, are now 54 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. The Earth has experienced 223 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to July 5, 1969

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is July 5, 1969, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. The summer of 1969 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet" by Henry Mancini is at the top of the singles charts, while "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman is the number-one song in the UK.

Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie The Love Bug 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 "Bonanza", "Dark Shadows", "Hawaii Five-O", and "Hee Haw".

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 Sharon Tate, Tammi Terrell, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin would all still be alive.

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Top Cat", "Star Trek: The Original Series", "Aquaman", and "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo". Children are playing with toys such as G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, Best of the West (action figures), and Crissy (doll).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 5, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around July 5, 1969.

  • June 7, 1969: The Johnny Cash Show makes its debut on ABC.
  • June 9, 1969: Brian Jones announces his departure from The Rolling Stones.
  • June 22, 1969: Actress Judy Garland dies from a drug overdose at the age of 47.
  • June 23, 1969: Boxing: George Foreman makes his professional debut in a third-round KO over Don Waldhelm.
  • June 28, 1969: The Stonewall riots begin in New York City after the police raid an LGBT bar in Manhattan.
  • July 3, 1969: Brian Jones, who was an original founding member of The Rolling Stones, is found dead in his swimming pool.
  • July 4, 1969:
    • John Lennon releases his single "Give Peace a Chance".
    • Zodiac killer: Michael Mageau and Darlene Ferrin are shot and killed at Blue Rock Springs in California.
    • The Rolling Stones release their single "Honky Tonk Women".
  • This date: July 5, 1969
  • July 11, 1969: David Bowie releases his song "Space Oddity".
  • July 16, 1969: The Apollo 11 Mission launches.
  • July 19, 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 20, 1969:
    • Australian singer Cathy Wayne is murdered in Vietnam.
    • Apollo 11 successfully makes the first ever manned landing on the Moon.
  • July 21, 1969: Man steps on the moon for the first time (Apollo 11 Mission).
  • July 25, 1969:
    • US Senator Ted Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and receives a two-month suspended jail sentence.
    • Vietnam War: US President Nixon states during a press conference that the United States expects its Asian allies to look after their own military defenses.
  • August 1, 1969: The press receives a letter and a 408-symbol cryptogram from The Zodiac Killer.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 5, 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 5, 1969 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in July 1969

Television shows that people were watching in July 1969:

TV shows from July 1969.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
Hee Haw
Hee Haw
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

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 July 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 July 5, 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 July 5, 1975, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 5.

Don Stark

Don Stark

Actor
Born on July 5, 1954
He turned 15 on this day in 1969.

Dorien Wilson

Dorien Wilson

Actor
Born on July 5, 1963
He turned 6 on this day in 1969.

Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Actress
Born on July 5, 1963
She turned 6 on this day in 1969.

Shane Filan

Shane Filan

Westlife
Born on July 5, 1979
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Pauly D

Pauly D

Television personality
Born on July 5, 1980
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 5, 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 July 5, 1969 was most likely conceived around October 12, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 5, 1969 is close to March 28, 1970.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 5, 1969:

  • 20,078 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,868 weeks have passed.
  • 1,734,739,200 seconds have passed since July 5, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,023,862,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 895,125,427,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 289,123,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 149,187,571 steps. That's roughly 66,306 miles.
  • 20,816,870 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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