On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1969

Historical Events

  • Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "The Rothschilds", starring Halden, Jill Clayburgh, and Robby Benson opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC; runs for 505 performances, winning 2 Tony Awards
  • Oakland Darryle Lamonica passes for 6 touchdowns vs Buffalo (50-21)
  • Scottish Matra-Ford driver Jackie Stewart finishes 4th in season ending Mexican Grand Prix to win his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Jacky Ickx of Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • (Randolph Severn) "Trey" Parker [III], American actor, animator and composer (South Park; The Book of Mormon), born in Conifer, Colorado
  • DJ Sammy [Samuel Bouriah], Spanish DJ, born in Mallorca
  • Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer and manager, born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • John Edward, American TV Psychic, born in Glen Cove, New York
  • Pedro Castillo, Peruvian teacher, union leader and politician, born in Puña,, Peru
  • Zdeno Ciger, Slovak NHL player (Edmonton Oilers), born in Martin, Czechoslovakia
1969 Highlights

About October 19, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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