On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1969

Historical Events

  • 1st human eye transplant performed
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Olive, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)
  • Dion Dublin, English footballer
  • George Williams, Lacrosse WI, catcher (Oakland A's)
  • Roger Jones, NFL center (Cin Bengals)
1969 Highlights

About April 22, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus