On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1969

Historical Events

Historic Event

Alexander Dubček forced to resign as first secretary of Czechoslovakia's Communist Party

  • Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0
  • People's Democracy activist Bernadette Devlin becomes the youngest woman Member of Parliament ever elected to Westminster at 21 years old
  • The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert, at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California
1969 Highlights

About April 17, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The 5th Dimension
  • UK #1 Song: Get Back - The Beatles with Billy Preston