On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1969

Historical Events

  • 1st Jewish worship service at White House

Baseball Record

On 'Billy Williams Day' at Wrigley Field, Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive MLB games played (896) as Chicago sweeps St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1 and 12-1

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Donna Caponi wins first of 4 major titles; beat Peggy Wilson by 1 stroke

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Béchard, Canadian politician (Member of the National Assembly of Quebec), born in Saint-Philippe-de-Néri, Quebec
  • Erik Tammer, American soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Ilan Mitchell-Smith, American academic and actor (Weird Science), born in NYC, New York
  • Simon Brown, English cricket fast bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Durham, Northamptonshire), born in Cleadon, England
  • Tōru Hashimoto, Japanese politician (Mayor of Osaka), born in Tokyo

Famous Deaths

  • (Frederick Earl "Shorty" Long, American soul singer and pianist ("Here Comes The Judge"; "Devil In A Blue Dress"), dies at 29
  • Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire, dies
  • Veselin Stoyanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 67
1969 Highlights

About June 29, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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