On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1969

Historical Events

  • 19th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: West beats East, 10-7; MVPs: Roman Gabriel, Los Angeles Rams, QB; Merlin Olsen, Los Angeles Rams, DT
  • 8th AFL All Star Game, Gator Bowl, Jacksonville: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 38-25; MVPs: Len Dawson, KC Chiefs, QB; George Webster, Houston Oilers, LB

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Murray Stone, New Zealand sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Junior Seau, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (12 x Pro Bowl; 6 × First-team All-Pro; NFL Defensive Player of the Year 1992; SD Chargers), born in Oceanside, California (d. 2012)
  • Luc Longley, Australian NBA center (Chicago Bulls), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Orlando Palmeiro, American baseball outfielder (California Angels), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer, born in Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Steve Staunton, Irish footballer, born in Drogheda, Republic of Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau, American jazz guitarist and double-bassist, dies at 80
  • Charles Winninger, American actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island, Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 84
  • Jan Palach, Czech student, dies of burns from self-immolation at 20
1969 Highlights

About January 19, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 26 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