On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1969

Historical Events

  • 23rd Tony Awards: Great White Hope & 1776 win
  • Bombs planted by Loyalists members of the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers explode at Silent Valley reservoir in County Down and at an electricity pylon at Kilmore, County Armagh

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Jarvis, English children's TV personality, born in Romford, London
  • Jan van Halst, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Utrecht, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • William "Benny" Benjamin, American session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), dies of a stroke at 43 [1]
1969 Highlights

About April 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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