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July 24th, 1969.

July 24th, 1969, was a Thursday. It was day 205 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

Exactly 52 years have passed since July 24th, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Born on July 24th, 1969.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 24th, 1969.

  • United States: In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
  • United Kingdom: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
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.
The April Fools

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The April Fools" was at the top of the box office on July 24th, 1969.

Take me back to July 24th, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 24th, 1969 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 the movie The April Fools 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Spider-Man", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Wacky Races". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, the Easy-Bake Oven, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Suzy Homemaker.

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 24th, 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • Exactly 52 years have passed since July 24th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 30 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 24th, 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 July 24th, 1969.

  • 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 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).
  • This date: July 24th, 1969
  • July 25th, 1969: US Senator Ted Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and receives a two-month suspended jail sentence.
  • 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.
  • August 22nd, 1969: The Beatles take part in their final photo session 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 24th, 1969, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 24th, 1969 falls under the Salmon.
  • 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 24th, 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 24th, 1975 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 24th.

Amelia Earhart

American aviation pioneer. Deceased
Born on July 24th, 1897
She was not alive on this date.

Karl Malone

NBA player.
Born on July 24th, 1963
He turned 6 on this day in 1969.

Mara Wilson

Actress (Matilda).
Born on July 24th, 1987
She was born exactly 18 years after this date.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on July 24th, 1969.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 24th, 1969.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 24th, 1969 was most likely conceived around the 14th of October, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 24th, 1969 is close to the 3rd of May, 1970.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 24th, 1969.

  • A total of 18,993 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,713 weeks have passed.
  • 1,640,995,200 seconds have passed since the July 24th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,914,494,400 times.
  • Since July 24th, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 846,753,523,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 273,499,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 141,125,587 steps. That's about 62,722 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,691,942 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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