What Happened on March 28, 1969

Historical Events

  • Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece

Appointment of Interest

Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal

Famous Birthdays

  • Brett Ratner, American film director (Rush Hour), born in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Craig Paquette, infielder (KC Royals), born in Long Beach, California
  • Earnest Stewart, American soccer player (Willem II), born in Veghel, Netherlands
  • Elliot Perry, NBA guard, 1991-92, 1994-2002 (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, and 5 other teams), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • James Atkin, British rock singer, and guitarist (EMF - "Unbelievable"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter (Honesty), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Scottie Graham, NFL running back, 1992-97 (Minnesota Vikings, and 2 other teams), and college atheletic director, born in Long Beach, New York
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84

Dwight D. EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)

34th US President (Republican: 1953-61) and World War II general, dies of a congestive heart failure at 78

About March 28, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 2 months and 12 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