What Happened on July 13, 1969

Historical Events

Event of Interest

North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."

  • Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • (Mark) "Barney" Greenway, British extreme metal-punk vocalist (Napalm Death), born in Great Barr, England
  • Ewan Beaton, 60 kg judoka (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jamie Walter, actor (Pirate Island)
  • Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter
  • Ken Jeong, American comedian and actor (Community, The Hangover), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Kim Braatz, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist
  • Shaun Greatbatch, English darts player (first player to hit perfect 9-dart finish on live television 2002), born in Newmarket, England (d. 2022)
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Madiba Thembekile, Nelson Mandela's son, dies in a car accident at 24

About July 13, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
  • UK #1 Song: Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman