Aztec and Maya Calendar
In the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, Thursday July 24, 1969 is:
(1 -) Ollin (movement)
9 - Calli (house)
Lord of the Night
1 - Quecholli (XIV)
(Correlation: Alfonso Caso - Nicholson's veintena alignment [adjust])
The significance of this day
Day Cuetzpalin (Lizard) is governed by Huehuecoyotl, the Trickster, as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. Cuetzpallin signifies rapid reversals of fortune. It is a good day to work on your reputation through actions, not words.
The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Ollin (Movement) is ruled by Tlazolteotl. This trecena is governed by the goddess of cotton and weaving, of sexuality and childbirth, she who is the eater of sins: it is the sign of the Scavenger, who feeds not on power but on the ills that darken the heart. The rainbow serpent, symbol of pleasure and folly, levitates amidst a shroud of smoke and shadow: these are 13 days of stolen secrets and odd twists of fate. The earth itself shakes: the ills created by shock can sometimes only be cured by greater shock. These are good days for self-purification; bad days for self-gratification.
Matthew Perry was born on day 8-Cuetzpalin.
In the years after the conquest of Mexico, the xiuhpohualli (solar calendar) became tied to the Julian calendar as used by the Spaniards. This effectively introduced a leap year to the Aztec calendar every four years (this site provides the pre-conquest calendar).