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
  • Frank Castillo, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1991-2005 (Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and 4 other teams), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Kevin Dean, American ice hockey defenseman (Stanley Cup NJ Devils, NHL All Star 1995), 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? 53 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dizzy - Tommy Roe
  • UK #1 Song: I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye