What Happened on November 2, 1969

Historical Events

Sports History

41-year old Detroit right wing Gordie Howe picks up his 19th and final NHL hat trick as the Red Wings beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3; Howe is the oldest player to score an NHL hat-trick

  • Quarterbacks Billy Kilmer of New Orleans and St Louis' Charlie Johnson each pass for 6 touchdowns for combined NFL record of 12 passing TDs in a game; Saints beat Cardinals, 51-42 at Busch Memorial Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Reginald Arvizu, American bassist (KoЯn), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • (Wilmore) "Slick" Jones, American jazz drummer (Fletcher Henderson, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet), dies at 62
  • Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champion 1928, 31), dies at 63

About November 2, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wedding Bell Blues - The 5th Dimension
  • UK #1 Song: Sugar Sugar - The Archies