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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1969.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1969: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1969?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1969 US government holds its first draft lottery since WWII.
  • 02 Dec 1969 Buck White opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 03 Dec 1969 John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
  • 04 Dec 1969 Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
  • 05 Dec 1969 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 06 Dec 1969 Buck White closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 08 Dec 1969 Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
  • 11 Dec 1969 Libya adopts constitution.
  • 12 Dec 1969 Hello Dolly with Barbra Striesand premieres
  • 14 Dec 1969 La Strada opens / closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
  • 15 Dec 1969 San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
  • 16 Dec 1969 War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John andYoko posters begin appearing
  • 17 Dec 1969 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show
  • 18 Dec 1969 Coco opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
  • 21 Dec 1969 Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)
  • 22 Dec 1969 Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots.
  • 25 Dec 1969 India all out for 163 at Madras versus Australia, Ashley Mallett 5-91.
  • 28 Dec 1969 Dallas Cowboys' kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland Browns, misses the ball.
  • 29 Dec 1969 New York Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball and challenge the reserve clause
  • 30 Dec 1969 The Linwood bank robbery leaves two police officers dead.
  • 31 Dec 1969 The date you are commonly given when a computer's time is set to 0 in seconds. Start of the Unix Epoch.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Anne of the Thousand Days

Anne of the Thousand Days

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Starring: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle

Country: United States of America

Burn!

Burn!

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo

Starring: Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia

Country: United States of America

Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston

Country: United States of America

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Gene Kelly

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew

Country: United States of America

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The Red Tent

The Red Tent

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Mikhail Kalatozov

Starring: Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Mario Adorf, Luigi Vannucchi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1969?
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The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt

The Shivering Sands

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Caroline Verlaine goes to Lovat Stacy, a lonely house on the Kent coast, to search for her missing sister. Is Roma's disappearance due to an accident or is it murder?

My Life And Prophecies by Jeane Dixon

My Life And Prophecies

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For the first time, world-famous Jeane Dixon tells her own story, in her own words, and reveals what she sees in store for the future! Since 1965, Mrs.

The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman

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Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.

In This House Of Brede by Rumer Godden

In This House Of Brede

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“A novel of sensitive dedication.” —The Atlantic Monthly“Rumer Godden deals precisely with the theme of the religious life . . . as representing ‘the heart of holiness of the Church.’

Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault

Fire From Heaven

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“Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent.”–The New York Times Book ReviewAlexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts