January 5, 1969 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
  • Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
  • USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)

Deaths in History

  • Franz Theodor Csokor, Austrian author (Gottes General), dies at 83