On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1969

Historical Events

#1 in the Charts

"Leaving on a Jet Plane" single sung by Peter, Paul and Mary, written by John Denver hits #1 on US Billboard's Hot Top 100

  • Bishen Bedi takes 7-98 (career-best) v Australia at Calcutta

TV Show Appearance

Jackson Five make their 1st appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

  • One of the most catastrophic flops in the history of showbusiness - the musical "La Strada" opens and closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 1 performance

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? 51 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius