On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1969

Historical Events

  • Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball

Historic Event

Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" premieres in NYC

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • James Trapp, US sprinter and NFL player (Oakland Raiders), born in Greenville, South Carolina

Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds, Finnish-American software engineer (developed Linux operating system), born in Helsinki, Finland

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Oscar, English stage and film actor (Saint in London), dies at 78
1969 Highlights

About December 28, 1969

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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