On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1969

Historical Events

  • 5,400th & last episode of BBC Radio serial "The Dales" (formerly "Mrs Dale's Diary")

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Woodson, American NFL safety (5 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1992, 93, 95; Dallas Cowboys), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Gavin Bruk-Jackson, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993)
  • Gina Torres, American actress (Firefly, Suits), born in NYC, New York
  • Joe Buck, American sports broadcaster, born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Jon Olsen, American 100m freestyle/400m/800m medley (Olymp-gold-1992, 96), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • Nir Shental, Israeli Men's 470 sailor (Olympic 15th-1996), born in Jaffa, Israel

Person of interestRenée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger, American actress (Bridget Jones), born in Katy, Texas

  • Sanjeeva Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman 1994-97), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Travis Fryman, American baseball infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Lexington, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Margarita Xirgu, Catalan stage actress, director and political radical (Bloody Wedding, Mariana Pineda), dies at 80
1969 Highlights

About April 25, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus