On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Alcatraz Island off SF, 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
  • Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur
  • SF Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP

Famous Birthdays

  • Callie Thorne, American actor
  • Chris Harris, cricketer (son of Zin NZ all-rounder in ODI's)
  • Konstantin Semyonov, Israel, Men's pole vaulter (Olympic 11th-1996)
  • Malvin Hunter, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Richard Dickson Reid, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Silvia Sommaggio, Italian 5k runner