On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1969

Historical Events

Sports History

Ethiopian athlete Abebe Bikila is paralysed in an auto-accident near Addis Ababa

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroline Brunet, Canadian kayaker (Olympic silver 1996), born in Quebec City, Qu├ębec
  • Konstantine Starikovitch, Podolsk Russia, 238lbs US weightlift (Olympics 1996)
  • Mannie Fresh, American producer
  • Thang Thanh Nguyen, Soc Trang Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

British Beatle John Lennon (28) marries Japanese artist Yoko Ono (36) in Gibraltar, near Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Longchambon, French politician, dies at 72
1969 Highlights

About March 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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