On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1969

Historical Events

Historic Event

Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the lack of 'strong government' on the part of PM Terence O'Neill

  • Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa

Historic Event

Spanish dictator General Franco announces state of emergency

  • Students protest the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics

Famous Birthdays

  • Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Icelandic actor, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Louise McPaul, Australian javelin thrower (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Port Kembla, New South Wales
  • Stephanie Romanov, American model & actress, born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Deaths

  • Pauline Hall, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Washington Senators), dies at 72
1969 Highlights

About January 24, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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