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August 21st, 1969.

August 21st, 1969, was a Thursday. It was day 233 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 11 months and 3 days have passed since August 21st, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • 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.
Goodbye, Columbus

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Goodbye, Columbus" was at the top of the box office on August 21st, 1969.

Take me back to August 21st, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 21st, 1969 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 1969 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

The song Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and the movie Goodbye, Columbus 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 "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "My Three Sons", "The Bugs Bunny Show" and "The King Kong Show". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Ken (doll), the Easy-Bake Oven, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man and Clackers.

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 August 21st, 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.

  • 51 years, 11 months and 3 days have passed since August 21st, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 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 August 21st, 1969.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 21st, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 21st, 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.

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 August 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

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 August 21st, 1975 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 21st.

Kenny Rogers

Singer. Deceased
Born on August 21st, 1938
He turned 31 on this day in 1969.

Usain Bolt

Sprinter.
Born on August 21st, 1986
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Robert Lewandowski

Soccer player.
Born on August 21st, 1988
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

Hayden Panettiere

Actress.
Born on August 21st, 1989
She was born exactly 20 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 21st, 1969 was most likely conceived around the 11th of November, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 21st, 1969 is close to the 31st of May, 1970.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 18,965 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,709 weeks have passed.
  • 1,638,576,000 seconds have passed since the August 21st, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,911,672,000 times.
  • Since August 21st, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 845,505,216,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 273,096,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,917,536 steps. That's about 62,630 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,662,912 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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