On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1969

Historical Events

  • "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
  • Two years after doubling its size from six to 12, the NHL announces 2 new teams would be joining the League the following year; Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks

Famous Birthdays

  • O. J. McDuffie, American NFL wide receiver (NFL receptions leader 1998; Miami Dolphins), born in Marion, Ohio
  • Paul Stankowski, American golfer (World Open 1996; Hawaiian Open 1997), born in Oxnard, California
  • Pavel Loskutov, Estonian long distance athlete (Frankfurt Marathon 1999, 2001; JoongAng Seoul Marathon 2003-04), born in Valka, Latvia

Famous Deaths

  • Kliment J Voroshilov, president USSR (1953-60), dies
1969 Highlights

About December 2, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius