August 31st, 1969, was a Sunday. It was day 243 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.
52 years, 8 months and 21 days have passed since August 31st, 1969.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.
What happened on August 31st, 1969?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 1969.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "True Grit" was at the top of the box office on August 31st, 1969.
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 31st, 1969.
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.
The best NBA players in 1969 were Wes Unseld, Billy Cunningham, Elgin Baylor, Earl Monroe and Oscar Robertson.
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.
The buddy drama film "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.
The song "Games People Play" by Joe South won a Grammy for 1969's Song of the Year.
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.
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 Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.
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.
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.
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.
Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.
During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.
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.
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.
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Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 1969.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.
American variety show that featured country music and humor.
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
Police drama series that was set in LA.
Police drama series.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
American Western series.
Western drama series.
What's My Line?
Panel game show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1969.
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Archie Show
The Banana Splits
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
The New Adventures of Superman
The King Kong Show
Star Trek: The Original Series
JOT the Dot
The Bugs Bunny Show
My Three Sons
Heckle and Jeckle
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1969.
Best of the West (action figures)
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
The Easy-Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Matchbox toy cars
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 31st.
Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on August 31st, 1969.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 1969.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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