On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1969

Historical Events

Television Debut

"This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

Historic Event

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

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? 52 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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