On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1969

Historical Events

  • Alcatraz Island, off San Francisco, is seized by militant Native Americans

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur

Event of interestEvent of Interest

San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver

Famous Birthdays

  • Callie Thorne, American actress (Necessary Roughness), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Chris Harris, New Zealand cricketer (NZ all-rounder in ODI's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Richard Dickson Reid, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Silvia Sommaggio, Italian 5k runner, born in Camposampiero., Italy
1969 Highlights

About November 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio