On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1969

Historical Events

  • Haskell Karp receives the 1st temporary artificial heart, implanted by surgeon Denton Cooley at Texas Heart Institute in Houston

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Tucker, American basketball forward (NY Knicks), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Carlos Reyes, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dennis de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Oost-Souburg, Netherlands
  • Gerard de Nooijer, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Oost-Souburg, Netherlands
  • Karren Brady, English sporting executive, TV personality and business executive (The Apprentice UK, Birmingham City F.C.), born in Edmonton, London
1969 Highlights

About April 4, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries