On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1969

Historical Events

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

Sports History

Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal

  • Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur

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? 52 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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