On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1969

Historical Events

Film Release

"Easy Rider", directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released

  • "Futbol War" between El Salvador and Honduras begins
  • A 67-year-old Catholic civilian dies after being attacked by RUC officers in Dungiven; many consider this the first death of 'the Troubles'
  • The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
  • WMUL (now WPBY) TV channel 33 in Huntington, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Jose Hernandez, Puerto Rican infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
1969 Highlights

About July 14, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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