On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34
  • In South Africa, General Laws Amendment Bill is passed; the Bill contains far-reaching provisions and restrictions affecting the administration of justice and the disclosure of evidence
  • Spain cedes Ifni to Morocco

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Montgomery, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Ken Gernander, American NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Kristina Farrar Stookey, American 470 sailor (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Martha Vineyard, Massachusetts

Person of interestSanath Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricket opening batsmen (MVP-1996 World Cup), born in Matara, Sri Lanka

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer, dies at 76