On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1969

Historical Events

  • USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Liddell, American mixed martial artist
  • Marc Davis, Oceanside California, 3K steeplechase runner (Goodwill-gold-94)
  • Marty Carter, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • Rob Maas, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)

Famous Weddings

  • 50m TV viewers watch singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicki, on "The Tonight Show"; divorce in 1977

Famous Deaths

  • Arturo da Costa e Silva, 27th President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67
1969 Highlights

About December 17, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius