What Happened on July 24, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


1stApollo 11 Bootprint

Apollo 11 returns to Earth

  • Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jennifer Lopez, actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64