On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1969

Historical Events

  • "La Strada" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance

Music releaseMusic Single

"Leaving on a Jet Plane" single sung by Peter, Paul and Mary, written by John Denver is No. 1 on US Billboard's Hot Top 100

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Numan, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Heemskerk, Netherlands
  • Dave Nilsson, Australian baseball catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Rogerick Green, American NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Brenham, Texas
1969 Highlights

About December 14, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius