On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • In his first start driving a Ford, Richard Petty wins the Motor Trend 500 at Riverside, CA; his previous 92 NASCAR victories were in Plymouths
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
  • WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Breitbart, American conservative blogger & publisher, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Brian Krause, American actor (Charmed), born in El Toro, California
  • Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer, born in Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Joshua Redman, American jazz saxophonist & composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • Patrick Wilson, American musician (Drummer for Weezer), born in Norfolk, Virginia