On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1969

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Four-node ARPANET network is established
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Lewis Gordon Pugh, English-South African swimmer, polar explorer and motivational speaker, born in Plymouth, England
  • Mark Dekker, Zimbabwe cricket opening batsman, born in Gatooma, Rhodesia
  • Morgan J. Freeman, American film director (Hurricane Streets), born in Long Beach, California
  • Sajid Javid, British politician, Home Secretary (2018-), born in Littleborough, England