On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1969

Historical Events

Music History

Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance

  • 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

R. L. Stine

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

Famous Deaths

Judy Garland

Judy Garland [Frances Gumm], American actress (The Wizard of Oz; Meet Me In St. Louis; Easter Parade), and singer ("Over The Rainbow"); dies at 47; coroner determines cause as unintentional, incautious overdose of prescription barbiturates

1969 Highlights

About June 22, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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