On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1969

Historical Events

Television Debut

"Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

  • 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8

Television Premiere

Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special

  • French Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Ann Haydon-Jones of England 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 for her 3rd French singles title

Music Premiere

Supergroup Blind Faith's debut performance in Hyde Park, London, featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Steve Baler and Rick Grech

  • Tommy James and the Shondells release "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
  • Washington Senators draft Jeff Burroughs #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Kim Rhodes, American actress
  • Lachlan Elmer, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Mark Sohn, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
1969 Highlights

About June 7, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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