What Happened on January 15, 1970

Historical Events

Historic Event

Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya

  • Nigerian civil war officially ends after 2 1/2 years of fighting when the Republic of Biafra disbands and joins Nigeria
  • Riots break out in the Ardoyne area of Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Landry, American volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • Michele Granger, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Anaheim, California

Famous Deaths

  • Vytautas Bacevičius [Bacewicz], Lithuanian avant garde composer (Della Guerra Symphony), dies at 64
1970 Highlights

About January 15, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas
  • UK #1 Song: Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris