On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics

Famous Birthdays

  • Marco Foddis, pop drummer (Pestilence)
  • Mark Astley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1968), dies during Le Mans testing accident at 34