On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1969

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
1969 Highlights

About February 7, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius