On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1969

Historical Events

Music Awards

3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette win

Sports History

Baltimore's Earl Weaver becomes first manager since 1935 to be ejected World Series game as his Orioles slump to a 2-1 Game 4 defeat to NY Mets at Shea Stadium

  • Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
  • Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
  • 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

  • Abdirashid Shermake, President of Somali Republic, shot by one of his bodyguards at 50
  • Rod La Rocque, American actor (Mystery Woman), dies at 70
1969 Highlights

About October 15, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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