On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1969

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming "Ned Kelly"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
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Mick Jagger

Music ConcertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

Woodstock Festival closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as final act; other performers included Joe Cocker, Country Joe MacDonald & The Fish, The Band, CSN&Y, and Sha Na Na

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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

  • Christian Slater, American actor (Robin Hood, Untamed Heart, Heathers), born in New York City, New York
  • Edward Norton, American actor (American History X), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Everlast [Erik Francis Schrody], American musician (House Of Pain), born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Isaac Austin, American basketball center (Miami Heat), born in Gridley, California
  • Masta Killa [Elgin Turner], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Laci Boldemann, Swedish composer, dies at 48
  • Mildred Davis, actress (Haunted Spooks), dies of coronary at 68
  • Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81
1969 Highlights

About August 18, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo