On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1969

Historical Events

  • Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
  • Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars
  • Pension plan for baseball is agreed to
  • West Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Hodge, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Kerry Dienelt, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Michelle Gibson, equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Zajic, Czech student, who died setting himself alight to protest the Communist takeover at 18
1969 Highlights

About February 25, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces