On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1969

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
  • Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
  • NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
  • Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in 60 years a World Series game
  • Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war

Famous Birthdays

  • Dominic West, British actor (The Wire), born in Sheffield, England
  • Vítor Baía, Portuguese football goalkeeper, born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Famous Deaths

  • Rod La Rocque, American actor (Mystery Woman), dies at 70
  • Shermake, president of (Somalia), murdered
1969 Highlights

About October 15, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra