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August 10th, 1969.

August 10th, 1969, was a Sunday. It was day 222 of 1969. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

52 years, 10 months and 25 days have passed since August 10th, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on August 10th, 1969?

  • The Manson family murder Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
Song charts

Music charts.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 10th, 1969.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 10th, 1969.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
  • Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James And The Shondells
  • Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
  • Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) - Neil Diamond
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.
Midnight Cowboy

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Midnight Cowboy" was at the top of the Box Office on August 10th, 1969.

Take me back to August 10th, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 10th, 1969, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 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 Midnight Cowboy 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 Tammi Terrell, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Charles de Gaulle would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Banana Splits", "The Archie Show" and "The Adventures of Gulliver". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Troll doll, Motorific (slot car toys), Operation and Crissy (doll).

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 August 10th, 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.
  • 52 years, 10 months and 25 days have passed since August 10th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on August 10th, 1969 will be 52 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to August 10th, 1969.

  • 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).
  • July 25th, 1969: US Senator Ted Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and receives a two-month suspended jail sentence.
  • July 25th, 1969: Vietnam War: US President Nixon states during a press conference that the United States expects is Asian allies to look after their own military defenses.
  • August 1st, 1969: The press receives a letter and a 408-symbol cryptogram from The Zodiac Killer.
  • August 8th, 1969: The cover photo for the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album is taken at a zebra crossing in London.
  • August 9th, 1969: The Manson Family murder Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Jay Sebring.
  • This date: August 10th, 1969
  • August 12th, 1969: Battle of the Bogside: Riots break out in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • August 14th, 1969: British soldiers are sent to Northern Ireland to try and put a stop to the sectarian violence that broke out between Protestant and Catholic communities.
  • August 15th, 1969: The Woodstock Festival begins in Bethel, New York.
  • August 17th, 1969: Hurricane Camille kills 256 people in the United States.
  • August 17th, 1969: The Woodstock Festival comes to an end.
  • August 18th, 1969: The Beatles record their final song together.
  • August 22nd, 1969: The Beatles take part in their final photo session together.
  • August 31st, 1969: Boxer Rocky Marciano is killed in a plane crash in Iowa.
  • September 1st, 1969: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi comes to power in Libya.
  • September 6th, 1969: The first episode of the children's series "H.R. Pufnstuf" is aired on television.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 10th, 1969, will have the star sign Leo.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 10th, 1969 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 10th, 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 August, 1969.

TV shows from August, 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 August 10th, 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

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 August 10th, 1975 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 10th.

Herbert Hoover

US President. Deceased
Born on August 10th, 1874
He was not alive on this date.

Antonio Banderas

Actor.
Born on August 10th, 1960
He turned 9 on this day in 1969.

Roy Keane

Irish soccer player.
Born on August 10th, 1971
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Kylie Jenner

Media personality.
Born on August 10th, 1997
She was born exactly 28 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 10th, 1969.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 10th, 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 August 10th, 1969 was most likely conceived around November 17th, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 10th, 1969 is close to May 3rd, 1970.

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Stats for August 10th, 1969

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 10th, 1969.

  • A total of 19,321 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,760 weeks have passed.
  • 1,669,334,400 seconds have passed since the August 10th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,947,556,800 times.
  • Since August 10th, 1969, the Earth has travelled approximately 861,376,550,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 278,222,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 143,562,758 steps. That's about 63,806 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,032,013 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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