On This Day

What Happened on January 22, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
  • Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit

Hall of Fame

Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame


Famous Birthdays

  • Keith Gordon, American baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Olivia d'Abo, English-American actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy), born in London, England
  • Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Vinnie Clark, American NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1969 Highlights

About January 22, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • UK #1 Song: Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da - Marmalade