On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 performances
  • A People's Democracy march between Belfast and Derry is repeatedly attacked by loyalists and off-duty police officers
  • France begins arms embargo against Israel

Famous Birthdays

  • Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers), born in Monrovia, California
  • Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
  • Lindsay Kennedy, American actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins, die at 60
  • Julian Myrick, American tennis promoter (West Side Tennis Club & Forest Hills Stadium), dies at 88
  • Montague Fawcett Phillips, British composer, dies at 83
  • Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (Miles Davis Quintet, 1955-63; Wynton Kelly Trio, 1963-68), dies of tuberculosis at 33
1969 Highlights

About January 4, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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