On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1969

Historical Events

  • Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

Historic Event

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, American NHL defenseman, 1988-2001 (Hartford Whalers, and 3 other teams), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Delino DeShields, American baseball infielder, 1990-2002 (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers, and 3 other teams), born in Seaford, Delaware
  • Leonard Wheeler, American NFL safety (Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings), born in Toccoa, Georgia
  • Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Voorhout, Netherlands
  • Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Siupeli Malamala, Tongan NFL offensive lineman, 1992-99 (NY Jets), born in Tonga

Famous Deaths

  • Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
1969 Highlights

About January 15, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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