What Happened on January 12, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
  • Atlantic Records releases eponymous debut album of Led Zeppelin in US

Super Bowl

Super Bowl III, Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: New York Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7; MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB


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Famous Birthdays

  • Cam Russell, Canadian NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • David Mitchell, English novelist (Cloud Atlas), born in Southport, England
  • Olga Domuladzhanova, Russian boxer (World amateur heavyweight gold 2001), born in Tashkent, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer, born in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
1969 Highlights

About January 12, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • UK #1 Song: Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da - Marmalade