What Happened on February 3, 1969

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Musical adaptation of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales", opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater, NYC; runs for 121 performances

Election of Interest

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


Famous Birthdays

  • (Joseph) "Beau" Biden III, American attorney (US Army JAG Major, 2002-15; Delaware Attorney General, 2007-15), and eldest son of US President Joe Biden, born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2015)
  • Casey Weldon, American NFL quarterback, 1992-2001 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and 4 other teams), born in Americus, Georgia
  • Jeff Christy, American NFL center, 1993-2002, 3X Pro Bowl, Superbowl champion (Minnesota Vikings, Tamps Bay Buccaneers), born in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania
  • Retief Goosen, South African golfer (US Open 2001, 04), born in Pietersburg, Limpopo Province
  • Robert Pack, American NBA basketball guard, 1991-2004 (Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, and 7 other teams), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Terry Bradshaw, American baseball outfielder, 1995-96 (St Louis Cardinals), and hitting coach (Kansas City Royals 2018-present), born in Franklin, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • C. N. Annadurai, Indian politician and 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of cancer at 59
  • Eduardo C Mondlane, Tsonga anthropologist and President of Mozambique, assassinated by a bomb at 48
1969 Highlights

About February 3, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Crimson And Clover - Tommy James And The Shondells
  • UK #1 Song: Blackberry Way - Move