On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Red, White, & Maddox" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • After 88 weeks the Beatles' album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band drops off the charts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jim Morrison allegedly exposes himself on stage at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement due to persistent knee injuries; finishes 18-season career with 536 home runs and .298 batting average

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Phil Esposito has a goal and assist in Boston Bruins' 8-5 win over NY Rangers to give him 99 points for the season, breaking the NHL record for most points in a season (97) held by Stan Mikita

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast
  • Tuesdee Testa becomes the first female jockey to win a race at a major American Thoroughbred track when she takes out the 3rd race at Santa Anita Park aboard Buz On

Famous Birthdays

  • Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
  • Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
  • Vincenzo Esposito, Italian basketball guard and coach (2× Italian League MVP 1999, 2000; 3× Italian League Top Scorer 1999–2001; NBA: Toronto Raptors), born in Caserta, Campania, Italy
1969 Highlights

About March 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces