On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Historic ExpeditionApollo 11 Bootprint

Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
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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

Famous Birthdays

  • David Goldsmith, actor (Eric-Models Inc), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Matthew Libatique, American cinematographer

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Jo Kopechne, American political campaign specialist and Ted Kennedy's car passenger, drowns at 28
  • Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies