On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1969

Historical Events

Woodstock Music and Art Fair

Woodstock Festival opens in Bethel, New York on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm; performers include Richie Havens, Tim Hardin, Ravi Shankar, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie, and Joan Baez

Famous Birthdays

  • Cris Judd, American actor/choreographer
  • Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • James Black, Canadian NHL center, 1989-2001 (Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, and 4 other teams), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Mark Heese, Canadian beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Famous Deaths

  • Stijn Streuvels [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Vlaschaard), dies at 97
1969 Highlights

About August 15, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo