On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1969

Historical Events

  • As the 'marching season' reaches its height there is serious rioting in Derry, Belfast and Dungiven; many families in Belfast are forced to move from their homes
  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Tony Jacklin wins the first of his 2 major titles, 2 strokes ahead of Bob Charles of New Zealand; first Briton to win The Open since 1951

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Mullally, English cricket left-arm fast bowler (19 Tests, 58 wickets; 50 ODIs, 63 wickets), born in Southend-on-Sea, England
  • Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (Napalm Death), born in Sonora, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Kumiko Ida, Japanese classical pianist (d. 2007)
1969 Highlights

About July 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer