What Happened on July 4, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin

Sport awardTennis Open

76th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ann Jones beats Billie Jean King (3-6 6-3 6-2)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • David Wittman 1.5k runner, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Tim Jackson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)