On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1969

Historical Events

Sports History

Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Lee Mitchell, American heavy metal artist (Southgang), born in Miles, Michigan
  • Mike Croel, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer (Indian Test left-arm spinner 1996-2001), born in Gadag, Karnataka, India

Famous Deaths

Miles Dempsey

Miles Dempsey, British WWII general (XIII Corps, Second Army), dies of cancer at 72

1969 Highlights

About June 6, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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