On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
  • 36th Chicago Charities College All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • Mariner 6 sends close-up photos of Mars

Famous Birthdays

  • David Wain, American actor and director (Wet Hot American Summer), born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Graham Thorpe, English cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993), born in Farnham, Surrey, England
  • Kevin Jarvis, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky