On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 5th AFL All Star Game, Rice Stadium, Houston: All-Stars beat Buffalo Bills, 30-19: MVPs: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB; Frank Buncom, LA Chargers, LB
  • 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
  • The First Nigerian Republic is overthrown in a military coup d'etat

Famous Birthdays

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