What Happened on January 5, 1969

Historical Events

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

Album Release

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

  • 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 [Brian Warenr], American shock-rock singer-songwriter (Marilyn Manson - "The Dope Show"; "Tainted Love"), artist and actor, 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
1969 Highlights

About January 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 8 months and 19 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