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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

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3 Idiots

3 Idiots

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Starring: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Country: United States of America

Swades

Swades

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Country: United States of America

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Country: United States of America

Being There

Being There

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1969?
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Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser

Mary Queen Of Scots

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Author of Marie AntoinetteShe was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her …

The Graham Kerr Cookbook by Graham Kerr

The Graham Kerr Cookbook

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284 pages - Illustrated with 292 how to photographs and 16 pages in full color - Kerr's television programs have been captured in a book...

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.

Present At The Creation by Dean Acheson

Present At The Creation

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With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.

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.’