On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1969

Historical Events

  • Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 5 lands

Famous Birthdays

  • Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer & director, born in Lund, Sweden
  • Naveen Andrews, British actor, born in Lambeth, London
  • TiĆ«sto [Tijs Michiel Verwest], Dutch DJ and record producer considered the "Godfather of EDM", born in Breda, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Grazyna Bacewicz, Polish composer and violinist, dies at 59
1969 Highlights

About January 17, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 30 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