What Happened on April 20, 1969

Historical Events

  • 23rd Tony Awards: "The Great White Hope" (play) & "1776" (musical) 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
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

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

About April 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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