On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1969

Historical Events

Football Awards

Ballon d'Or: Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera wins award for best European football player ahead of Cagliari forward Luigi Riva and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Biffle, American racecar driver, born in Vancouver, Washington
  • Martha Byrne, American actress (Lily-As the World Turns), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Rob Pelinka, American sports agent (LA Lakers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rodney Culver, American football running back (San Diego Chargers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Stephen Grant, American football linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Foster, American actor (Hazel, Lord Love A Duck), dies after long illness at 80
1969 Highlights

About December 23, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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