On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
  • "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London
  • House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Murphy, Australian long jumper/triple jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • Joe Randa, infielder (KC Royals), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Justin Edinburgh, English footballer
  • Keith Piper, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A wicketkeeper)
  • Marco Coleman, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers)
  • Santiago CaƱizares, Spanish footballer