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

Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

1969 Highlights

About February 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius