On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st Baseball game in Canada - Mont 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
  • Denton Cooley, heart transplant patient, recieved 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48