What Happened on October 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
  • Soyuz 6 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren McKenzie-Potter, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Doug Hocking, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Gregory Metcalf, Ellensburg Wash, 3k steeplechase
  • Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter
  • Spencer McLennan, CFL safety (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Takao ┼îmori, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Terri J. Vaughn, American actress
  • Wendy Wilson, rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On), born in Los Angeles, California