On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1969

Historical Events

  • 30th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno Czechoslovakia
  • France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeremy Schaap, American Emmy Award-winning sportscaster, and author (Cinderella Man; Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics). born in NYC, New York
  • Keith Tyson, English artist, born in Ulverston, United Kingdom
1969 Highlights

About August 23, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones