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

Appointment of Interest

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

  • Lonne Elder's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO


Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Cornett, American baseball pitcher, appeared in 14 games (Toronto Blue Jays, 1994-95), Brad Cornett
  • Brandy Ledford, American actress (Andromeda), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Dallas Drake, Canadian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • Duncan Coutts, Canadian rock bassist (Our Lady Peace), born in St. Catharine, Ontario
  • Joe Sacco, American NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Medford, Massachusetts
1969 Highlights

About February 4, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius