What Happened on July 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Historic InventionApollo 11 Bootprint

1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step out from Apollo spacecraft 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast
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  • 56th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium

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)