On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 73rd Boston Marathon: Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan wins in 2:13:49; American Sara Mae Berman 1st woman in 3:22:46 (unsanctioned)
  • The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings

Famous Birthdays

  • Conrad Clarks, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Dwight Hollier, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Robin Meade, American reporter