On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 123rd Grand National: Eddie P. Harty Sr. aboard 100/9 chance Highland Wedding wins by 12 lengths from Steel Bridge
  • 14th Eurovision Song Contest: Salome for Spain ("Vivo cantando"), Lulu of United Kingdom ("Boom Bang-a-Bang"), Lenny Kuhr of Netherlands ("De troubadour"), and Frida Boccara of France ("Un jour, un enfant") all win in Madrid
  • Communist New People's Army found in Philippines

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Blackshear, American football guard (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Jimmy Spencer, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Kai Nurminen, Finnish ice hockey forward (Team Finland), born in Turku, Finland
  • Kim Batten, American athlete 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1996), born in McRae, Georgia