What Happened on February 7, 1969

Historical Events

This Is Tom Jones

"This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

Event of Interest

Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO

  • British rock band The Who record their song "Pinball Wizard" at Morgan Studio's, London
  • Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)
  • The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is removed from service
1969 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Fiona Robinson-Hannan, Australian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Perth, Western Australia
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85

About February 7, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crimson And Clover - Tommy James And The Shondells
  • UK #1 Song: (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice - Amen Corner