On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1969

Historical Events

  • 43 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • Houston Astros hurler Don Wilson blanks Cincinnati Reds, 4-0 for second career no-hitter

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

James Chichester-Clark is elected as leader of the Unionist party, succeededing Terence O'Neill as the Northern Ireland Prime Minister

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for a professional sports record $16.15m
  • Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting

Famous Birthdays

  • Wes Anderson, American director and writer

Famous Deaths

  • Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), dies from cancer at 56
1969 Highlights

About May 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus