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November 12th, 1969.

November 12th, 1969, was a Wednesday. It was day 316 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

52 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since November 12th, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on November 12th, 1969?

  • News of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam breaks.
Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 12th, 1969.

  • United States: Wedding Bell Blues - The 5th Dimension
  • United Kingdom: Sugar Sugar - Archies

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 12th, 1969.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Wedding Bell Blues - The 5th Dimension
  • Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
  • Come Together/Something - The Beatles
  • I Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations
  • Baby It's You - Smith
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.
Fanny Hill

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Fanny Hill" was at the top of the box office on November 12th, 1969.

Take me back to November 12th, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 12th, 1969 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In America, the song Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sugar Sugar by Archies is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and the movie Fanny Hill 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", "I Dream of Jeannie", "The Main Chance" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Captain Kangaroo", "Joe 90" and "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Matchbox toy cars, Tonka trucks, Etch A Sketch and Army men.

News

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 November 12th, 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.

  • 52 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since November 12th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 46 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 12th, 1969, will be 52 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 12th, 1969.

  • October 15th, 1969: Somali Republic president Abdirashid Shermarke is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
  • October 16th, 1969: Baseball: The New York Mets defeat the Baltimore Orioles by 4-1 to win the 1969 World Series.
  • October 21st, 1969: The Somali Democratic Republic is declared following a communist coup.
  • November 7th, 1969: English rock band Led Zeppelin release the song "Whole Lotta Love".
  • November 8th, 1969: The Zodiac Killer mails his infamous "Z-340" cryptogram.
  • November 10th, 1969: The first episode of Sesame Street is aired.
  • November 11th, 1969: The Doors singer Jim Morrison is arrested for assault and drunk and disorderly conduct on a Continental Airlines flight.
  • This date: November 12th, 1969
  • November 15th, 1969: The first Wendy's restaurant is opened in Columbus, Ohio.
  • November 15th, 1969: Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrate against the Vietnam War in Washington D.C.
  • November 15th, 1969: Police arrest singer Janis Joplin after she curses at them during a live performance in Tampa, Florida.
  • November 17th, 1969: The first tabloid version of The Sun newspaper is published in the United Kingdom.
  • November 20th, 1969: Native Americans occupy Alcatraz Island in protest against federal policies relating to American Indians.
  • November 20th, 1969: Shocking photographs of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam are published in a newspaper in Ohio.
  • November 21st, 1969: The United States agrees to return the island of Okinawa to Japan by 1972.
  • November 23rd, 1969: Western musician and convicted murderer Spade Cooley dies from a heart attack during a 72-hour furlough from prison.
  • November 25th, 1969: The Beatles member John Lennon returns his MBE award in protest against the United Kingdom's ongoing support of the Vietnam War.
  • December 1st, 1969: The United States holds a draft lottery for the Vietnam War.
  • December 4th, 1969: Black Panther activist Fred Hampton is shot and killed in his bed during a predawn raid by law enforcement.
  • December 5th, 1969: The Rolling Stones release their song "Gimme Shelter".
  • December 6th, 1969: Hells Angels security guards stab 18-year-old audience member Meredith Hunter to death during a performance of The Rolling Stones at the 1969 Altamont Free Concert in California.
  • December 12th, 1969: The Jackson 5 release their debut album.
  • December 12th, 1969: 17 people are killed after a bomb explodes at the headquarters of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Milan, Italy.

Personality traits.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 12th, 1969, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 12th, 1969 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from November, 1969.

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Sitcom about a large family with six children.

Medical Center
Medical Center
American medical drama series starring James Daly, Chad Everett and Audrey Totter.

Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Medical drama television program.

The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.

Then Came Bronson
Then Came Bronson
Adventure series starring Michael Parks as James Bronson.

Room 222
Room 222
American comedy-drama series about a history class in an LA school.

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 November 12th, 1969.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1969.

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines

Cattanooga Cats
Cattanooga Cats

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Skyhawks
Skyhawks

H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf

Joe 90
Joe 90

The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver

The Archie Show
The Archie Show

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.

Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
Snoopy Astronaut (figure)

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 check out November 12th, 1975 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 12th.

Charles Manson

Criminal and cult leader. Deceased
Born on November 12th, 1934
He turned 35 on this day in 1969.

Ryan Gosling

Actor.
Born on November 12th, 1980
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

Anne Hathaway

Actress.
Born on November 12th, 1982
She was born exactly 13 years after this date.

xQc

Canadian Twitch streamer.
Born on November 12th, 1995
He was born exactly 26 years after this date.

Selah Marley

Model.
Born on November 12th, 1998
She was born exactly 29 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on November 12th, 1969.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 12th, 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 November 12th, 1969 was most likely conceived around February 19th, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 12th, 1969 is close to August 5th, 1970.

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Stats for November 12th, 1969

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 12th, 1969.

  • A total of 19,183 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,740 weeks have passed.
  • 1,657,411,200 seconds have passed since the November 12th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,933,646,400 times.
  • Since November 12th, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 855,224,179,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 276,235,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 142,537,363 steps. That's about 63,350 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,888,934 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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