On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Hearn, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Grimsby, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Jones [Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones], English musician (Rolling Stones), drowns to death at 27
  • Hermann Grabner, composer, dies at 83