On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1969

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandon Wilson, American baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Gaborone, Botswana
  • Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan

Person of interestWang Dan

Wang Dan, Chinese dissident and one of the student leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, born in Beijing, China

Chinese Dissident Wang Dan
Chinese Dissident
Wang Dan

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
  • Levi Eshkol [Sjkolnik], Israeli Prime Minister (1963-69), dies in office of a heart attack at 73
1969 Highlights

About February 26, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces