On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1969

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire due to pollution
  • The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Russell, NFL wide receiver (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Writer and producer R. L. Stine (25) weds editor Jane Waldhorn

Children's Book Writer R. L. Stine
Children's Book Writer
R. L. Stine

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJudy Garland

Judy Garland, American singer and actress (The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland

1969 Highlights

About June 22, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer