What Happened on December 16, 1969

Historical Events

Music History

"War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing

  • British House of Commons votes 343-185 to abolish the death penalty

Hello Dolly

Film adaptation of "Hello Dolly" starring Barbra Streisand premieres; wins 3 Academy Awards

1969 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Reiss, American astrophysicist (2011 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe), born in Washington D.C.
  • Charles Mincy, American NFL safety, 1991-99 (Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and 2 other teams), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Craig White, cricketer (England all-rounder 1994-95, AIS graduate)

Lei Jun (53 years old)

Chinese businessman and founder of Xiaomi Inc, born in Xiantao, Hubei

Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Mathisen, Danish jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer and bandleader, known as "The Lion" (Take It Easy; To Be Or Not To Be), dies at 63

About December 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
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