Historical Events on January 2nd, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Australian Rupert Murdoch gains control of the 'News of the World'

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted & Black," premieres in NYC
  • Luis Ferré becomes the first statehooder Governor of Puerto Rico.
  • Operation Barrier Reef begins in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.