On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1969

Historical Events

  • Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Ari Sulander, Finnish ice hockey goaltender (World C'ship gold 1995; Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Erin Hartwell, American time trial cyclist (Olympic bronze/silver-92, 96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Luis García Postigo, Mexican soccer striker (79 caps; UNAM, Atlético Madrid, Real Sociedad) and commentator (TV Azteca), born in Mexico City, Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian speed skater (Olympic gold 5,000m 1928; 500m, 5,000m 10,000m 1936), dies at 65
  • Michiyo Tsujimura, Japanese agricultural scientist and biochemist (components of green tea), dies at 81
  • Stan Brenders, Belgian jazz pianist and bandleader, dies at 65
1969 Highlights

About June 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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