On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1969

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Person of interestMichael Schumacher

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

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 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? 51 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn