On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1969

Historical Events

  • Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announces that an official inquiry will analyse the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill
  • 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, Tongan NFL offensive lineman (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? 52 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn