On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1969

Historical Events

  • 1st human eye transplant performed

Boxing Title Fight

American Joe Frazier KOs American Dave Zyglewick in 1st round to retain heavyweight boxing title, in Houston, Texas

  • Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland
  • Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 days of non-stop sailing to become the 1st person to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Olive, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Craig Logan, Scottish rock bassist (Bros.), songwriter, producer, label executive, and artist manager, born in Scotland
  • Dion Dublin, English footballer
  • Roger Jones, NFL center (Cincinnati Bengals)
1969 Highlights

About April 22, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 2 months and 3 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