What Happened on March 22, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72; Bruins' 3-peat; center Lew Alcindor tournament Most Outstanding Player for 3rd consecutive year

Sports History

Ethiopian double Olympic marathon gold medalist Abebe Bikila (36) is paralyzed in auto accident near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; regained upper-body mobility, but never walked again

1969 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Russell Maryland, American NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys, Oak Raiders), born in Chicago, Illinois
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Deutsch [Dorian], Jewish-Austrian actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78

About March 22, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dizzy - Tommy Roe
  • UK #1 Song: I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye