On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1969

Historical Events

  • Seattle Pilots' last game in Seattle; crash to 98th season loss, 3-1 to Oakland in front of just 5,473; move to Milwaukee as the Brewers next season
  • US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians

Famous Birthdays

  • Badly Drawn Boy [Damon Gough], British singer-songwriter (Have You Fed The Fish?), born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
  • Jun Akiyama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Marcus Robertson, American NFL defensive back, administrator and coach (All Pro 1993, 97; Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans), born in Pasadena, California
  • Mitch English, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
1969 Highlights

About October 2, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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