What Happened on August 16, 1969

Historical Events

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

Woodstock Music and Art Fair

Second day of the Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York; performers include Santana, John Sebastian; Mountain, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, The Who, and Jefferson Airplane

  • 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

  • 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? 53 years, 1 month and 12 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