On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1969

Historical Events

  • 41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost
  • Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman as general counsel to Apple Records

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Lonne Elder's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Cornett, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Brandy Ledford, American actress and model
  • Dallas Drake, Trail, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
  • Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Medford, Massachusetts
1969 Highlights

About February 4, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius