On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1969

Historical Events

  • NY Nets move from Comack to Island Garden, Hempstead NY
  • Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
  • Soyuz 7 returns to Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Pupunu, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)

Person of interestErnie Els

Ernie Els, South African golfer (US Open 1994, 97; British Open 2002, 12), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Golfer Ernie Els
Ernie Els
  • Joe Courtney, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian
  • Wood Harris, American actor
  • Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
1969 Highlights

About October 17, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra