On This Day…


August 15, 1969

The music festival near Bethel, New York begins. More than 400,000 people attended the event billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music.”
It was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock.