What Happened on December 2, 1969

Historical Events

  • Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)

Music Premiere

Oscar Brown, Jr's musical "Buck White", starring Muhammad Ali, opens at George Abbott Theatre, NYC, runs for 7 performances

  • 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
1969 History

Famous Birthdays

  • O. J. McDuffie, American football 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
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Kliment Voroshilov, Russian politician and military officer under Stalin (President of the USSR 1953-60), dies at 88
  • Stephen Potter, English writer and humorist (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders), dies of pneumonia at 69

About December 2, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
  • UK #1 Song: Sugar Sugar - The Archies