On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 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

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestChristy Turlington

Christy Turlington, American model (Calvin Klein Eternity), born in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Christy Turlington
  • Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer
  • Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austrian politician
  • Rick Tabaracci, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
  • Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Olympic silver 1992, 96)

Person of interestTommy Morrison

Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison

Famous Deaths

  • George Renevant [Georges de Cheux], French actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), dies at 74