On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1969

Historical Events

  • Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court

Famous Birthdays

  • Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer

Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith, American NFL Running Back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader), born in Pensacola, Florida

  • Hideki Irabu, Japanese-American NPB and MLB baseball pitcher, 1988-2004 (New York Yankees, 1997-2002), born in Okinawa, Japan (d. 2011)
  • Holly McPeak, American beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 2004), born in Manhattan Beach, California

Famous Deaths

Joe Malone

Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), dies at 79

1969 Highlights

About May 15, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus