What Happened on January 15, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19
  • Kaduna Nzeogwu and Emmanuel Ifeajuna lead a coup d'├ętat in Nigeria, the Prime Minister of Nigeria and other senior political and military figures are killed
  • NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7
  • The First Nigerian Republic is overthrown in a military coup d'etat

Famous Birthdays

  • Betsy Mitchell, American 100m backstroke swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio