On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1969

Historical Events

  • First performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Auditorium Theater, Chicago)

Music ConcertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

Second day of the Woodstock rock festival in NY

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Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
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  • V.V. Giri is elected the fourth President of India
  • WATL TV channel 36 in Atlanta, GA begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Milder, American voice actor
  • Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)

Famous Deaths

  • Russell "Russ" Bender, American actor and writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster, It Conquered the World), dies at 59
1969 Highlights

About August 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo