On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1969

Historical Events


Historic ExpeditionApollo 11 Bootprint

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

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Buzz Aldrin's bootprint, one of the first steps taken on the Moon
Buzz Aldrin's bootprint, one of the first steps taken on the Moon
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Famous Birthdays

  • Daryl Mitchell, American actor (Tommy Webber-Galaxy Quest), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netball player, 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? 51 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer