Historical Events in December 1969

  • 1st US government holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
  • 1st LAPD Police Chief Edward Davis annouces warrants for the arrest of the Manson cult for murder
  • 2nd "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 2nd Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
  • 3rd John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
  • 5th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 6th "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 6th 300,000 attend Altamont California, rock concert feature Rolling Stones
  • 6th USSR performs nuclear test
  • 8th Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed
  • 8th Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA
  • 11th Libya adopts constitution
  • 12th "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Striesand premieres
  • 12th Bill Toomey achieves world record-score (8417 points)
  • 12th Bomb attack on bank in Milan, 14 killed
  • 12th Strategia della tensione: Piazza Fontana bombing - The offices of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.
  • 13th Arlo Guthrie releases "Alice's Restaurant"
  • 13th Billy Martin fired as Twins' manager
  • 14th "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
  • 14th Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta
  • 14th Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
  • 15th Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom
  • 15th SF Fire Dept replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
  • 16th British House of Commons votes 343-185 to abolish the death penalty
  • 16th "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing
  • 17th USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings
  • 18th "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
  • 18th House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
  • 18th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 18th "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London
  • 19th Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
  • 20th Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1
  • 21st Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)
  • 21st Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game
  • 22nd Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
  • 25th 5 Israeli gunboats escape from Cherbourg harbor
  • 25th India all out for 163 at Madras v Aust, Ashley Mallett 5-91

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28th Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 28th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 28th Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
  • 29th NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause
  • 30th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 31st Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi