On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1969

Historical Events

Apollo 11 Bootprint

Apollo 11 launched, carrying 1st men to land on Moon

Baseball Record

Minnesota Twins' Rod Carew steals home for his career best 7th time of the season, against Chicago


Famous Birthdays

  • Daryl Mitchell, American actor (Tommy Webber-Galaxy Quest), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netball GD, WD (95 caps; World C'ship gold 1995, 99; C'wealth Games gold 1998, 2002; Adelaide Thunderbirds, Auckland Diamonds), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Rain Pryor, American actress (Head of the Class) and daughter of Richard Pryor, born in Los Angeles, California
1969 Highlights

About July 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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