What Happened on July 25, 1969

Historical Events

Music History

70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival (across 3 days); performers included: Bo Diddley, Flying Burrito Brothers, Ten Years After, Guess Who, Santana, Tim Buckley, Byrds, Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Chicago Transit Authority, Chuck Berry, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors

Event of Interest

Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Barry, American NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors), born in Oakland, California
  • Trevor Peres, American heavy metal guitarist (Obituary - "The End Complete"), born in Tampa, Florida
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Moore, American organist, pianist, songwriter ("Goodnight Harvard"), and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Giants in the Earth; The Ballad of Baby Doe), dies at 75

About July 25, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
  • UK #1 Song: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones