Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 2010 by Pat Padua Civil rights march on Washington, D.C. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Prints and Photographs Division. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. Let us celebrate the man, his dream, and our reality. From the Music Division, sing along to “We shall overcome.” On American Memory, read about The Civil Rights Era. Read more about Dr. King on Today in History.