On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1969

Historical Events

  • Congo-Brazzaville becomes People's republic, under major Ngouabi

Famous Birthdays

  • David Rawlings, American guitarist and singer, works with Gillian Welch (All the Good Times), born in North Smithfield, Rhode Island
  • Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter & newspaper columnist, born in Arbroath, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Salvatore Baccaloni, Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), dies at 69
1969 Highlights

About December 31, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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