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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 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

Person of interestLinus Torvalds

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

Software Engineer Linus Torvalds
Software Engineer
Linus Torvalds

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? 50 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn