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

  • Jeremy Huw Williams, Welsh baritone opera singer, born in Cardiff, Wales

Mellody Hobson

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

  • 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? 52 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries