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
1969 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Numan, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Heemskerk, Netherlands
  • Dave Nilsson, Australian baseball catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Jocelyn Morlock, Canadian contemporary and post-modern classical composer (My Name is Amanda Todd; Bird in the Tangled Sky), and music educator, born in Saint Boniface, Manitoba (d. 2023)
  • Rogerick Green, American NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Brenham, Texas
Born in 1969

About December 14, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter, Paul & Mary
  • UK #1 Song: Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris