On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1969

Historical Events

  • 1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazakhstan (explodes)

Contract of Interest

Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Washington Senators

Famous Birthdays

  • Corey Harris, American blues & reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries, From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Eric Wilson, American musician, born in Long Beach, California
  • J. D. Gibbs, American auto racer, team owner (Joe Gibbs Rcaing), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • James Dean Bradfield, Welsh singer-songwriter (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1992), born in Pfarrwerfen, Austria
  • Tony Meola, American footballer, born in Belleville, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies
1969 Highlights

About February 21, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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