What Happened on January 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 35th Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #6 Kansas, 15-14
  • 35th Sugar Bowl: #9 Arkansas beats #4 Georgia, 16-2
  • 55th Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #2 Southern California, 27-16
  • Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
  • People's Democracy (PD) begin a march from Belfast to Derry, inspired by ML King's Selma to Montgomery march in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Christi Paul, American news anchor
  • Morris Chestnut, actor (Boyz N the Hood)
  • Nicolle Dickson, Australian actress
  • Reemt Pyka, Bremerhaven GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
  • Verne Troyer, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Barton Maclane, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 68
  • Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888)