On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th Symphony premieres in Moscow

  • John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
  • Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Perez, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Donovan Osborne, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Roseville, California
  • Gabriella Paruzzi, Italian skier

Famous Deaths

  • Maureen Connolly, American tennis player who won the 1st women's Grand Slam in 1953, dies of ovarian cancer at 34