On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1969

Historical Events


Music ConcertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm

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Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
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Famous Birthdays

  • Cris Judd, American actor/choreographer
  • Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Mark Heese, 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? 51 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo