What Happened on January 15, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announces that an official inquiry will analyse the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland
  • Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Burt, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
  • Demetra Hampton, actress (Valentina)
  • Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Marsha Miller, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995), born in Rochester, New York
  • Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)

Famous Deaths

  • Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82