On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro

Music releaseAlbum Release

Creedence Clearwater Revival release their second album "Bayou Country", featuring singles "Good Golly, Miss Molly" and "Proud Mary"

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Tom Fogerty
  • Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
  • USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings), born in Papakura, New Zealand
  • Kurt Barber, American NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Marilyn Manson, American musician & artist, born in Canton, Ohio
  • Paul McGillion, Scottish actor, born in Paisley, United Kingdom
  • Shaun Micheel, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2003), born in Orlando, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Theodor Csokor, Austrian author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY