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

  • Aunjanue Ellis, American actress (When They See Us), born in San Francisco, California
  • Corey Harris, American blues and reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries; From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Eric Wilson, American bassist and songwriter (Sublime, 1988-96), 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
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies at 57

About February 21, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
  • UK #1 Song: Where Do You Go To My Lovely - Peter Sarstedt