What Happened on January 15, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • 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 (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Delino DeShields, American baseball infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers), born in Seaford, Delaware
  • Demetra Hampton, American actress (Valentina), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Leonard Wheeler, American NFL safety (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings), born in Toccoa, Georgia
  • Marsha Miller, American WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995), born in Rochester, New York
  • 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, NFL offensive lineman (NY Jets), born in Tonga

Famous Deaths

  • Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82