January 1969 calendar

January 1969

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1969.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1969: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1969?


  • 02 Jan 1969 Fig Leaves Are Falling opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 03 Jan 1969 Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
  • 04 Jan 1969 Fig Leaves Are Falling closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 performances
  • 05 Jan 1969 Maggie Flynn closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • 06 Jan 1969 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jan 1969 US Congress doubles Presidential salary.
  • 09 Jan 1969 1st trial flight of Concorde
  • 10 Jan 1969 Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
  • 11 Jan 1969 Hooked on a Feeling by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
  • 12 Jan 1969 Golden Rainbow closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
  • 13 Jan 1969 Beatles release Yellow Submarine album
  • 14 Jan 1969 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers.
  • 15 Jan 1969 Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
  • 16 Jan 1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • 17 Jan 1969 Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in the UK
  • 18 Jan 1969 Expanded four-party Vietnam peace talks begin in Paris, France.
  • 19 Jan 1969 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25.
  • 20 Jan 1969 University of Arizona reports first optical identification of pulsar (in Crab Nebula).
  • 21 Jan 1969 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at MontrTal, Quebec, Canada.
  • 22 Jan 1969 Celebration opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
  • 23 Jan 1969 Cream releases their last album Goodbye
  • 24 Jan 1969 Queen Juliana is appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa.
  • 25 Jan 1969 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris, France.
  • 26 Jan 1969 Red, White, and Maddox opens at Cort Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 27 Jan 1969 14 spies hung in Baghdad
  • 28 Jan 1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
  • 29 Jan 1969 Sheahan and Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia versus West Indies.
  • 30 Jan 1969 Beatles perform their last gig together, a free concert
  • 31 Jan 1969 Beatles perform last live gig
  • 05 Jan 1969 The Venera 5 space probe is launched at 06:28:08 UTC[24] from Baikonur.[25]
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in January 1969?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  2. - Crimson And Clover
  3. - For Once In My Life
  4. - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  5. - Everyday People

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Lily The Pink
  2. - Two Little Boys
  3. - Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
  4. - Sugar Sugar
  5. - Build Me Up Buttercup


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 1969?

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

The Godfather


Mario Puzo's blockbuster novel, The Godfather, was published for the first time in 1969. Critics hailed it as "big, turbulent and highly entertaining"

On Reflection by Helen Hayes and Sandford Dody

On Reflection


Helen Hayes addresses her grandchildren in the introduction to her autobiography. She writes, "It's no longer fashionable for people to have faith. But your grandmother has never been known for her chic style."

Preserve And Protect by Allen Drury

Preserve And Protect


The President of the United States is killed in a plane accident shortly after winning his nomination in a highly contested race for reelection.

The Hurricane Years by Cameron Hawley

The Hurricane Years


Cameron Hawley's The Hurricane Years, 1968, 1st edition. Published by Little, Brown & Company. Hardcover, 567 pages, with dust jacket.

The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes

The Salzburg Connection


He requested the dispatch of two operatives with proper training to Salzburg. Extreme measures may be necessary. In 1945, their thousand-year-old empire was falling around them, and the Allies on the heels. The Nazis hidden a sealed chest in dark …