On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1969

Historical Events

  • American guitarist Leslie West and producer, bassist Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
  • Ireland cricketers dismiss West Indies for just 25 (Dougie Goodwin 5 for 6, Alec O'Riordan 4 for 18) to set up a huge upset in Londonderry

Famous Birthdays

Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008), born in Long Beach, California

  • Kevin Hearn, Canadian keyboardist, guitarist, and accordion player (Barenaked Ladies; Thin Buckle), born in Grimsby, Ontario
  • Matthew Cox, American convicted felon

Famous Deaths

  • Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
1969 Highlights

About July 2, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer