On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1969

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty
  • 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 & composer, born in Berkeley, California
  • Patrick Wilson, American musician (Drummer for Weezer), born in Norfolk, Virginia
1969 Highlights

About February 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius