On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1969

Historical Events


Historic ExpeditionApollo 11 Bootprint

Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)

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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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  • Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits

Famous Birthdays

  • Emerson Hart, American singer-songwriter (Tonic -"If You Could Only See"), born in Washington, Pennsylvania
1969 Highlights

About July 21, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer