On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1969

Historical Events


Historic ExpeditionApollo 11 Bootprint

Apollo 11 returns to Earth

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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

  • Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

Person of interestJennifer Lopez

Jennifer "J.Lo" Lopez, American actress and pop singer (Selena), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • Steve Jennings, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
1969 Highlights

About July 24, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo