On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1969

Historical Events

Music History

Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

  • Students occupies Magden House Amsterdam
  • The Who's Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey charged with assault
  • US nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off San Francisco
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Venera 5 lands on Venus, returns data on atmosphere

Famous Birthdays

  • David Boreanaz, American actor (Angel, Bones), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Steve Lewis, American athlete
  • Steven Earl Lewis, 4X100/400m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Tracey Gold, American actress (Carol-Growing Pains, Incredible Sunday), born in NYC, New York

Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson, American television commentator (Tucker Carlson Tonight), born in San Francisco, California


Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Jordan, English cameraman (You Only Live Twice), dies at 44
1969 Highlights

About May 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The 5th Dimension
  • UK #1 Song: Get Back - The Beatles with Billy Preston