On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1969

Historical Events

  • Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)

Famous Birthdays

  • Cy Chadwick, English actor
  • David Wheaton, tennis star (1987 US junior boys), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Kurt Abbott, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Zanesville, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Gorcey, actor (Bowery Boys), dies at 53
1969 Highlights

About June 2, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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