On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1969

Historical Events

  • 1st Major League Baseball game in Canada - MontrĂ©al Expos beats NY Mets 10-9
  • Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres & Pilots win their 1st games

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Jackson, NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Walter Kramer, American composer, dies at 78
  • Haskell Karp, American heart transplant patient, who received 1st fully artificial heart, dies after 65 hours at 48
1969 Highlights

About April 8, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries