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

Event of Interest

Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

1969 History

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
Born in 1969

About June 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Get Back - The Beatles With Billy Preston
  • UK #1 Song: The Ballad of John And Yoko - The Beatles