On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1969

Historical Events

  • Royal Canadian Mint formally forms as a Crown Corporation
  • Seattle Pilots trade little-known minor league outfielder Lou Piniella to KC Royals for 2 prospects; hits .282 with 11 HRs & 68 RBI to win AL Rookie of the Year; becomes leading MLB manager
  • The Hawker Siddeley Harrier (vertical take-off fighter) enters service with the RAF.

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnaud Boetsch, French tennis player (Davis Cup 1996) and broadcaster (France Télévisions), born in Meulam France
  • Kevin Dean, American ice hockey defenseman (Stanley Cup, NJ Devils; NHL All Star 1995) and coach (Boston Bruins), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Traci Lin-Tavi, American actress (Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2), born in NYC, New York
1969 Highlights

About April 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries