December 1969 calendar

December 1969

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1969?


  • 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.
  • 09 Dec 1969 U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers proposes his plan for a ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt and Jordan accept it over the objections of the PLO, which leads to civil war in Jordan in September 1970.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1969?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
  2. - Leaving on A Jet Plane
  3. - Someday We'll Be Together
  4. - Come Together
  5. - Down On The Corner

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Sugar Sugar
  2. - Two Little Boys
  3. - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town
  4. - Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday
  5. - Melting Pot


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1969?

The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss

The Selling Of The President 1968


The Selling of President 1968 by Joe McGinniss 1970 Mass Market Paperback

An Affair Of Honor by Robert Wilder

An Affair Of Honor


This explosive tale of insatiable greed and ruthless power is set in the Bahamas. Max might have been alive three hundred years ago if he'd sailed into Nassau’s harbor.

The Collapse Of The Third Republic by William L. Shirer

The Collapse Of The Third Republic


A renowned historian presents a page-turner that is eyewitness and monumental about the tragedy of France's fall to Hitler's Third Reich at WWII's beginning. William L. is an international war correspondent, radio commentator and broadcaster.

The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace

The Seven Minutes


This seven-minute novel by Irving Wallace is the most controversial and explosive to date. It will be the subject of national debates from the moment it was published.

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

The Andromeda Strain


The United States government has been warned by some of the most respected biophysicists in America: Current sterilization procedures for returning space probes could not guarantee an uncontaminated re-entry.