On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1969

Historical Events

Sports History

In his first start in a Ford, legendary driver Richard Petty wins the Motor Trend 500 at Riverside, California; previous 92 NASCAR victories were in Plymouths

  • Tim Wood wins second of 3 straight US Men's Figure Skating titles whilst Janet Lynn takes first of her 5 consecutive Women's National Championships in Seattle
  • 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 soccer striker (77 caps, 54 goals; Fiorentina), born in Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Joshua Redman, American jazz saxophonist, and composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • Patrick Wilson, American drummer (Weezer - "Buddy Holly"), born in Norfolk, Virginia
1969 Highlights

About February 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius