On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1969

Historical Events

Music History

Denver Pop Festival opens; 50,000 attend; Frank Zappa, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Jimi Hendrix headline; other performers include Three Dog Night, Tim Buckley, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, and Poco

  • Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Vance Maxfield, American instrumental, electro-acoustic, and electronic music composer, dies at 42
1969 Highlights

About June 27, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet - Henry Mancini And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman