On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st flight of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet
  • KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Pahukoa, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jimmy Smith, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Peta Edebone, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Todd Lyght, US football quarterback (St Louis Rams)

Famous Deaths

  • Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 68
  • [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83