On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1969

Historical Events

  • Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start a policy of "Vietnamization", reducing American involvement

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson, American businesswoman (Chairman of Dreamworks Animation), born in Chicago, Illinois

Chairman of Dreamworks Animation Mellody Hobson
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation
Mellody Hobson
  • Reid Hayston, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Rodney Hampton, American football player, NFL running back (NY Giants), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Rex Evans, British actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker), dies after surgery at 65
1969 Highlights

About April 3, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries