On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1969

Historical Events

Music concertMusic Concert

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou

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? 51 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini