On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Cloud Nine" 9th studio album by The Temptations is released (Grammy Award Best Rhythm & Blues Performance by a Duo or Group 1969, Billboard Album of the Year 1969)

Music releaseMusic Recording

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it is never released

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Famous Birthdays

  • David Douillet, French politician & judoka, born in Rouen, France
  • David Klingler, American NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders, Cin Bengals), born in Houston, Texas
  • Joel Steed, American NFL nose tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Levon Kirkland, American NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Lamar, South Carolina
  • Tuesday Knight, American actress, born in Bentwood, California

Famous Deaths

  • (Adolphe) Paul Barbarinan American jazz drummer (King Oliver; Red Allen Sextet; Onward Brass Band), dies while playing his snare drum, marching in a Mardi Gras parade at 69
1969 Highlights

About February 17, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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