On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Canterbury Tales" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 122 performances

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of new elections

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey Weldon, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jeff Christy, NFL center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Joseph [Beau] Biden III, American politician and son of Vice President Joe Biden, born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2015)
  • Retief Goosen, South African golfer (US Open 2001, 04), born in Pietersburg, Limpopo Province
  • Robert Pack, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Dallas Mavericks)
  • Terry Bradshaw, American baseball outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)

Famous Deaths

  • C. N. Annadurai, Indian politician and 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of cancer at 59
  • Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered