What Happened on January 15, 1969

Historical Events

  • Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean

Event of Interest

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
1969 History

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
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82

About January 15, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 4 months and 15 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