On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1969

Historical Events

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

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
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland James Chichester-Clark
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
James Chichester-Clark
  • 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? 52 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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