What Happened on January 4, 1969

Historical Events

  • A People's Democracy march between Belfast and Derry is repeatedly attacked by loyalists and off-duty police officers
  • Allan Sherman and Albert Hague's musical "The Fig Leaves Are Falling", starring Dorothy Loudon, Barry Nelson, and David Cassidy, closes at Broadhurst Theatre, NYC, after 4 performances
  • France begins arms embargo against Israel
1969 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
  • Lindsay Kennedy, American actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia
Born in 1969

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

About January 4, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 8 months and 20 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: Lily The Pink - Scaffold