On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1969

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • Madiba Thembekile, Nelson Mandela's son, dies in a car accident at 24
1969 Highlights

About July 13, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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