What Happened on July 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

1stApollo 11 Bootprint

1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast

  • 56th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

  • Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
  • Josh Holloway, American actor
  • Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill, The Go Team, The Frumpies)

Famous Deaths

  • Roy Hamilton, American rocker, dies at 40 (b. 1929)