On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1969

Historical Events

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

Music 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, Amercian pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Roseville, California
  • Gabriella Paruzzi, Italian skier
  • Pat Sansone, American rock guitarist, and keyboard player (Wilco, since 2005 -"I Might"), born in Meriden, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

Maureen Connolly

Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (1st women's Grand Slam 1953; 9 x Grand Slam singles titles), dies of ovarian cancer at 34

1969 Highlights

About June 21, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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