On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1969

Historical Events

Sports History

Future Baseball HOF'er Don Drysdale, the last LA Dodger to play in Brooklyn, retires because of damage to his right pitching shoulder

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Jensen, Scottish actress (Extras, After Life), born in Annan, Scotland
  • Eddie Garcia, LA, actor/musician (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • Jonah Matranga, American singer
  • Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
1969 Highlights

About August 11, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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