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 briefly married to Jennifer Lopez
  • Eric Bieniemy, American NFL running back (Cincinnati Bengals) and coach, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • James Black, Canadian NHL center, 1989-2001 (Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, and 4 other teams), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • John Fetterman, American politician (Senator-D-Pennsylvania), born in West Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Mark Heese, Canadian beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Yancey Thigpen, American NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Tarboro, North Carolina
Born in 1969

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? 53 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
  • UK #1 Song: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones