On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1969

Historical Events

TV Show Appearance

Diana Ross' final TV appearance as a Supreme on "The Ed Sullivan Show", performing “Someday We’ll Be Together", after which Sullivan announced her upcoming departure from the group

  • Vince Lombardi (Washington Redskins) coaches his last football game, a 20-10 loss to the Cowboys in Dallas, for a 7-5-2 season and 105-35-6 career

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Smith, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Julie Delpy, French-American actress (Before Sunrise; before Sunset; Before Midnight), singer-songwriter, and director born in Paris, France
  • Leon Searcy, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson Jaguars), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mihails Zemļinskis, Latvian footballer, born in Riga, Latvia
1969 Highlights

About December 21, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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