On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

"This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

Singer Tom Jones
Tom Jones

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)
  • The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is removed from service

Famous Birthdays

  • Bucky Richardson, US football quarterback (Houston Oilers)
  • Fiona Robinson-Hannan, Australian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Perth, Western Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85