On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1969

Historical Events

  • 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
  • Soyuz 6 returns to Earth
  • T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, New York Mets win Baseball World Series 4-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren McKenzie-Potter, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Doug Hocking, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Gregory Metcalf, Ellensburg Wash, 3k steeplechase
  • Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter, born in Waco, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Spencer McLennan, CFL safety (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Takao ┼îmori, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Terri J. Vaughn, American actress
  • Wendy Wilson, American popvocalist (Wilson Phillips - 'Hold On"), born in Los Angeles, California
1969 Highlights

About October 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra