What Happened on April 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corporation
  • Seattle Pilots trade minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to Royals
  • The Hawker Siddeley Harrier (vertical take-off fighter) enters service with the RAF.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Vlahov, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1988, 92, 96)
  • Arnaud Boetsch, Meulam France, tennis star (1985 European Junior)
  • Frank Castillo, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2013)
  • John Forest, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Kevin Dean, Madison, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
  • Traci Lin-Tavi, American actress (Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2), born in NYC, New York