On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Marcus Welby, M.D.", starring Robert Young and James Brolin debuts as a TV movie on ABC-TV, prior to becoming a weekly series
  • Nuclear reactor Dodewaard Neth goes into use
  • Soviet weather satellite Meteor 1 launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Luke Richardson, Canadian NHL defenseman, 1987-2009 (Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, and 4 other teams), and coach, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Vikram Rathour, Indian cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Famous Deaths

  • G√ľnther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, dies at 66
1969 Highlights

About March 26, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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