On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • 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
  • Elroy Kromheer, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Michele Granger, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Anaheim, California