On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1969

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Togo [Shigeki Sato], Japanese professional wrestler, born in Odate, Akita, Japan
  • Faye Wong, Hong Kong cantopop singer-songwriter and actress ( Chungking Express), born in Beijing, China
  • Jerome Henderson, American NFL cornerback (NY Jets) and coach/executive (NY Jets), born in Statesville, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German human biologist and Nazi physician, dies at 73
1969 Highlights

About August 8, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo