I missed one significant event for January. On January 9th the biggest landslide ever recorded in British Columbia, the Hope slide, occurred. They still don’t really know the cause of the slide. It killed 4 people. I remember driving by this area as a kid. It was terrifying to see the huge boulders sitting beside the highway and hearing that there were still people buried under the rocks. On that fateful day, a greyhound bus driver stopped and turned around when he saw some rocks falling and narrowly missed being caught in the slide.
Peter Jennings becomes ABC news anchor at 26 years of age
Righteous Brothers “You’ve got that lovin’ feeling” hits #1
Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84
Supremes release “Stop In the Name of Love”
US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
Maple Leaf becomes official flag of Canada replacing the Union Jack
27 copper miners die in an avalanche, Granduc Mountain, Stewart, British Columbia
The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
Rights activist Malcolm X was shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York
Beatles begin filming “Help” in Bahamas