On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1969

Historical Events

  • The Beatles are photographed by Iain MacMillan crossing the street as they walk away from EMI Studios, for the cover of their "Abbey Road" album. [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Togo [Shigeki Sato], Japanese professional wrestler, born in Odate, Akita, Japan
  • Faye Wong, Hong Kong cantopop singer-songwriter and actress (Chungking Express), born in Beijing, China
  • Jerome Henderson, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets) and coach/executive (NY Jets), born in Statesville, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German human biologist and Nazi physician, dies at 73
1969 Highlights

About August 8, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo