August 15th, 1969

August 15th, 1969, fell on a Friday. It was day 227 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

50 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since August 15th, 1969.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 15th, 1969:

  • The Woodstock Festival begins in Bethel, New York.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 15th, 1969:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is August 15th, 1969 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the 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 Rolling Stones is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Bonanza", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Underdog", "The King Kong Show", "The New Adventures of Superman" and "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Ken (doll)", "Motorific (slot car toys)", "Clackers" and "Frisbee".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 15th, 1969.

  • The Silent Majority.

    "The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) are named as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Joe South - "Games People Play"

    "Games People Play" by Joe South would go on to win a Grammy for 1969's Song of the Year.

  • Midnight Cowboy

    "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 50 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since August 15th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 15th, 1969, will be 50 years of age.
  • People born in 1969 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 15th, 1969:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 15th, 1969, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 15th, 1969 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1969 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie"


1969 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of August:

  • Assumption of Mary to Heaven / Assumption Day

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 15th, 1969.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 15th, 1969 was probably conceived around the 5th of November, 1968. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 15th, 1969 is the 25th of May, 1970. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 15th, 1969.

  • 18,619 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,608,681,600 seconds have passed since the August 15th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,876,795,200 times.
  • Since August 15th, 1969, earth has travelled approximately 830,079,705,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 268,113,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 138,346,618 steps. That's about 61,487 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,304,179 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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