On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Andrei Rublev", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Anatoly Solonitsyn and Ivan Lapikov, premieres in Moscow after a limited release in 1966
  • Detroit Red Wings' captain Alex Delvecchio picks up an assist in a 6-2 defeat at Minnesota to become the 3rd player in NHL history to score 1,000 career points

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Lambert, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • David Heath, American professional wrestler better known as Gangrel
  • Fermín Cacho, Spanish middle distance athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 92, silver 96), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Tim Costo, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

American country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds American country singer-songwriter George Jones (37), divorced 1975

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
1969 Highlights

About February 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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