On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1969

Historical Events

NHL All-Star Game

22nd NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum: Western Division ties Eastern Division, 3-3; MVP: Frank Mahovlich, Detroit, LW

  • A partial meltdown at the Lucens nuclear reactor in Switzerland seriously contaminating the cavern containing the reactor; the plant is sealed and decommissioned

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Sheppard, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Karina Lombard, American actress
  • Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
  • Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist
1969 Highlights

About January 21, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius