On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1969

Historical Events

  • Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space

Famous Birthdays

  • Chelan Kozak, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Revelstoke, British Columbia
  • Roy Jones Jr., American boxer (4 x weight divisions world champion), born in Pensacola, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
  • Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), dies of lung cancer at 65
1969 Highlights

About January 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn