What Happened on January 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
  • Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
  • USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Derrick Ned, NFL fullback (NO Saints)
  • Kurt Barber, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
  • Marilyn Manson, singer/musician
  • Paul McGillion, Scottish actor

Famous Deaths

  • Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY