January 2, 1969 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

  • Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austrian politician