On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1969

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
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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
1969 Highlights

About July 19, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer