On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1969

Historical Events

  • Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English language
  • German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal

Famous Birthdays

  • Cree Summer, American actress (Freddie-Different World), born in Los Angeles, California

Joe Sakic

Joe Sakic, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Colorado Avalanche, Canada 1998-2002) and executive (GM Colorado Avalanche), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

  • Nathalie Simard, French Canadian singer, born in Île d'Orléans, Canada
  • Robin Weigert, American actress, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sylke Otto, German luger, born in Chemnitz, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Erskine Sanford, American actor (Citizen Kane, Angel on My Shoulder), dies at 83
  • Gladys Swarthout, American mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda), dies of heart disease at 68
1969 Highlights

About July 7, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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