What Happened on March 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
  • Gustav Heinemann elected president of West Germany
  • Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • MC Solaar, French rapper
  • Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
  • Paul Blackthorne, British actor