On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1969

Historical Events

  • First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England

Historic Event

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet Home Secretary James Callaghan and brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Domingo Jean, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Houston Astros), born in San Pedro de MacorĂ­s, Dominican Republic
  • Johanna Ikonen, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Eno, Finland

Famous Deaths

  • Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, dies at 86
1969 Highlights

About January 9, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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