On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1969

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US Supreme Court orders end to all school segregation "at once"
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter
  • Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer
  • Matthew Whitaker, American lawyer and politician (Acting Attorney General, Nov. 2018-Feb. 2019), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Peter Breen, American dance skater, born in Brockton, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • George "Pops" Foster, American jazz upright bass player, tuba player, and trumpeter, dies at 77
  • Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies
1969 Highlights

About October 29, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio