On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1969

Historical Events

Music History

John Lennon's "Two Virgins" album declared pornographic in New Jersey

  • Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerda Weissensteiner OMRI, Italian luger and bobsleigh pilot (Olympic gold women's singles 1994), born in Bolzano, Italy
  • Jarmo Lehtinen, Finnish rally co-driver (15 WRC wins with Mikko Hirvonen), born in Helsinki, Finland

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher, German auto racer (World F1 champion 1994-95, 2000-05), born in Hürth, Germany

  • Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)

Famous Deaths

  • Buzz Borries, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Navy 1932–34), dies at 57
  • Howard McNear, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show, Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
  • Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
1969 Highlights

About January 3, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

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