On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1969

Historical Events

  • 22-year-old man sneaks into wheel pod of a jet parked in Havana and survives 9-hr flight to Spain despite thin oxygen levels at 29,000 ft
  • Beatles release "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" and "Old Brown Shoe" in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Horatio Sanz, Chilean-born comedian
  • Regi Blinker, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Tine Moberg-Parker, Canada Europe class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Oslo, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Rafael Osuna, Mexican tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1963), dies in an airline crash at 30
1969 Highlights

About June 4, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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