On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Darrell Russell, American defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 2005)
  • Russell Maryland, American NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys, Oak Raiders), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Deutsch [Dorian], Jewish-Austrian actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
1969 Highlights

About March 22, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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