What Happened on May 15, 1969

Historical Events

  • Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court

Famous Birthdays

  • Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer

Emmitt Smith (54 years old)

American College/Pro Football HOF running back (Uni of Florida; Super Bowl 1992, 93 [MVP], 95; NFL MVP 1993; 3 x NFL rushing leader; Dallas Cowboys), 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
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

Joe Malone (1890-1969)

Canadian Hockey HOF center (only player in NHL history to score 7 goals in a single game 1920; Stanley Cup 1912, 13 Quebec Bulldogs; 1924 Montreal Canadiens), dies at 79

1969 Highlights

About May 15, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - The 5th Dimension
  • UK #1 Song: Get Back - The Beatles with Billy Preston