On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1969

Historical Events

  • Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Rodnina & Ulanov of the Soviet Union
  • Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colorado Springs won by Gabriele Seyfert of Great Britain
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Tim Wood of USA

Election of Interest

Terence O'Neill re-elected as leader of the Unionist Parliamentary Party and thus confirmed as Northern Ireland Prime Minister


Famous Birthdays

  • Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • Elisa Fiorillo, American pop and jazz singer (Forgive Me For Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pat Monahan, American rock singer, songwriter, and musician (Train - "Drops Of Jupiter"; Hey, Soul Sister"), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Robert Sean Leonard, NJ, actor (Dead Poets Society, Mr & Mrs Bridge)
  • Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
  • Tor Øivind Ødegaard, Norwegian track runner
1969 Highlights

About February 28, 1969

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

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