On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1969

Historical Events

  • 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

Sports History

Milwaukee Bucks sign #1 NBA Draft pick, star UCLA center Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

Historic Event

Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Ivie, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Torrance, California
1969 Highlights

About May 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 20 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