On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1969

Historical Events

  • British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner
  • In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent
  • NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant

Famous Birthdays

  • DJ Uncle Al, American hip-hop DJ, born in Miami, Florida (d. 2001)
  • Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer, born in Aarhus, Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • Leonard Woolf, English author and husband of Virginia Woolf, dies at 88
  • Sigrid Gurie, Norwegian American actress (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), dies from a blood clot at 58
1969 Highlights

About August 14, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo