August 18, 1969

August 18, 1969, was a Monday. It was 54 years, 11 months, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 18, 1969:

  • The Beatles record their final song together.

Born on August 18, 1969

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 18, 1969:

  • United States: "Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones
  • United Kingdom: "Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 18, 1969

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
  • Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James And The Shondells
  • Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) - Neil Diamond
  • A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
Play the top songs 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.
Goodbye, Columbus

Top movie

The movie "Goodbye, Columbus" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 20,064 days ago. Approximately 669 months have passed. It was the 230th day of 1969, in week 34. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 54 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. We have gone through approximately 223 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to August 18, 1969

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Monday, August 18, 1969. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

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. The song "Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones is at the top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie Goodbye, Columbus is at the top of the box office.

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-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 Tammi Terrell, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Charles de Gaulle would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "I Dream of Jeannie", "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", "Here's Lucy", and "The Main Chance". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Top Cat", "Underdog", "The Banana Splits", and "Wacky Races".

Popular toys at the moment include Tonka trucks, Troll doll, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and Frisbee.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 18, 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 18, 1969.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 18, 1969.

  • 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.
  • August 8, 1969: The cover photo for the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album is taken at a zebra crossing in London.
  • August 9, 1969: The Manson Family murder Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski and Jay Sebring.
  • August 10, 1969: The Manson family murder Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
  • August 12, 1969: Battle of the Bogside: Riots break out in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • August 14, 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 15, 1969: The Woodstock Festival begins in Bethel, New York.
  • August 17, 1969:
    • Hurricane Camille kills 256 people in the United States.
    • The Woodstock Festival comes to an end.
  • This date: August 18, 1969
  • August 22, 1969: The Beatles take part in their final photo session together.
  • August 31, 1969: Boxer Rocky Marciano is killed in a plane crash in Iowa.
  • September 1, 1969: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi comes to power in Libya.
  • September 6, 1969: The first episode of the children's series "H.R. Pufnstuf" is aired on television.
  • September 9, 1969: 83 people are killed after Allegheny Airlines Flight 863 collides with a small aircraft over Shelby County, Indiana.
  • September 13, 1969: The first episode of Scooby-Doo is aired.
  • September 14, 1969: The first episode of "The Bill Cosby Show" is aired.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 18, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 18, 1969 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on August 18, 1969

People in August 1969 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from August 1969.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
Hee Haw
Hee Haw
Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
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

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 18, 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
The Herculoids
The Herculoids
The Monkees
The Monkees

Popular toys and games in 1969

Toys and games that were popular in 1969:

Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Best of the West (action figures)
Best of the West (action figures)
Twister mat
Twister mat
Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker
Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Were you born on August 18, 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 August 18, 1975, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 18.

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

Actor Deceased
Born on August 18, 1952
He turned 17 on this day in 1969.


US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 18, 1969.


UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 18, 1969 was most likely conceived around November 25, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 18, 1969 is close to May 11, 1970.

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Stats for August 18, 1969


Here are some interesting statistics about August 18, 1969:

  • 20,064 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,866 weeks have passed.
  • 1,733,529,600 seconds have passed since August 18, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,022,451,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 894,501,273,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 288,921,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 149,083,546 steps. That's roughly 66,259 miles.
  • 20,802,355 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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