What happened this day in history July 20, 1969

What are the important events that happened on July 20, 1969? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 20, 1969: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 20, 1969 is the 201st day of the year 1969 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 164 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 7, 1969 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $4,452.75. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rooster is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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July 20, 1969 Historical Events

  • 1969
    A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, 6 days after the beginning of the “Football War”.
  • 1969
    Apollo Program: Apollo 11 successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on another world almost 7 hours later.

Who were born on July 20, 1969?

  • 1969
    Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
  • 1969
    Josh Holloway, American actor
  • 1969
    Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill, The Go Team, The Frumpies)

Who died on July 20, 1969?

  • 1969
    Roy Hamilton, American singer (b. 1929)

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