On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1969

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Marathon Runner Abebe Bikila
Marathon Runner
Abebe Bikila

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


LoveWedding of Interest

Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Famous Deaths

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

About March 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces