What Happened on March 5, 1969

Historical Events

  • Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
  • Gustav Heinemann elected President of West Germany
  • Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • MC Solaar [Claude M'Barali], Chadian-French rapper ("Hasta la vista"), born in Dakar, Senagal
  • Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
  • Paul Blackthorne, British actor
1969 Highlights

About March 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
  • UK #1 Song: Where Do You Go To My Lovely - Peter Sarstedt