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July 21st, 1969.

July 21st, 1969, was a Monday. It was day 202 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 10 months and 22 days have passed since July 21st, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 21st, 1969?

  • Man steps on the moon for the first time (Apollo 11 Mission).

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 21st, 1969.

  • United States: In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
  • United Kingdom: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
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Take me back to July 21st, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 21st, 1969 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song In The Year 2525 by Zager & Evans is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Bonanza" and "Gilligan's Island".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Lassie", "My Three Sons", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "Star Trek: The Original Series". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Motorific (slot car toys) and Twister mat.

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 July 21st, 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.

  • 51 years, 10 months and 22 days have passed since July 21st, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 30 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 21st, 1969, will be 51 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 21st, 1969.

  • 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.
  • July 16th, 1969: The Apollo 11 Mission launches.
  • July 20th, 1969: Australian singer Cathy Wayne is murdered in Vietnam.
  • This date: July 21st, 1969
  • August 1st, 1969: The press receives a letter and a 408-symbol cryptogram from The Zodiac Killer.
  • August 9th, 1969: The Manson Family murder Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Jay Sebring.
  • August 10th, 1969: The Manson family murder Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
  • August 12th, 1969: Battle of the Bogside: Riots break out in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • August 15th, 1969: The Woodstock Festival begins in Bethel, New York.
  • August 17th, 1969: Hurricane Camille kills 256 in the United States.
  • August 18th, 1969: The Beatles record their final song together.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 21st, 1969, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Cancer is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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: July 21st, 1969 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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 July 21st, 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 July 21st, 1975 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 21st of July.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 21st, 1969.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 21st, 1969.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 21st, 1969 was most likely conceived around the 11th of October, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 21st, 1969 is close to the 30th of April, 1970.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 21st, 1969.

  • A total of 18,954 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,707 weeks have passed.
  • 1,637,625,600 seconds have passed since the July 21st, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,910,563,200 times.
  • Since July 21st, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 845,014,809,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 272,937,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,835,802 steps. That's about 62,594 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,651,507 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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