What Happened on December 17, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Liddell, American mixed martial artist
  • Dean Wilson, Kaneohe Hawaii, golfer (1991 Western Athletic)
  • Marc Davis, Oceanside California, 3K steeplechase runner (Goodwill-gold-94)
  • Marty Carter, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • Rob Maas, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Scott Player, WLAF punter (Frankfurt Galaxy)

Famous Weddings

  • 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show

Famous Deaths

  • Arturo da Costa e Silva, President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67