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

Music History

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

Sports History

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

NHL 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

  • 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 rock drummer (Super Furry Animals), and producer, born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
  • 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? 53 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
  • UK #1 Song: Where Do You Go To My Lovely - Peter Sarstedt