On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1969

Historical Events

  • Abortion & contraception legalized in Canada
  • Last Chevrolet Corvair built

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett, Australian actress (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings), born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • Danny Wood, American singer, guitarist, and choreographer (New Kids On The Block), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts
  • Greg Kurstin, American record producer, and songwriter (Lily Allen; Sia; P!nk; Foo Fighters; Adele; Paul McCartney; Bird and The Bee), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sabine Schmitz, German professional motor racing driver, and television personality (Top Gear), born in n Adenau, West Germany (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Enid Bennett, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), dies at 75
  • Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)
1969 Highlights

About May 14, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus