On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1969

Historical Events

Music Concert

200,000 attend Newport '69', then largest-ever pop concert in Northridge, California. Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear.

  • A constitutional referendum in Rhodesia on declaring a republic is approved by 72% of the voting population

Historic Event

Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France


Famous Birthdays

  • Gerald Dixon, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Malivai Washington, tennis star (Olympics 1996), born in Glenn Cove, New York
  • Michael Gerber, American parody author, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
1969 Highlights

About June 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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