On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1969

Historical Events

  • Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres & Pilots win their 1st games
  • First Major League Baseball game featuring a Canadian team; MontrĂ©al Expos beats NY Mets, 11-10 at Shea Stadium; KC Royals, SD Padres and Seattle Pilots also win on debut

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Jackson, American NFL cornerback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Houston, Texas

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? 52 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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