What Happened on December 4, 1969

Famous Birthdays

  • Dionne Farris, American singer-songwriter ("I Know"), born in Plainfield, New Jersey,

Jay-ZJay-Z (53 years old)

American rapper and record producer (Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Alceo Toni, Italian arranger (Vivaldi's "Four Season's" for piano four-hands), composer (Elegiac Quintet), and musicologist, dies at 85
  • Fred Hampton, American activist (Black Panther Party leader; Rainbow Coalition co-founder) shot and killed by the FBI and Chicago police at 21
1969 Highlights

About December 4, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
  • UK #1 Song: Sugar Sugar - The Archies