December 4th, 1969

December 4th, 1969, fell on a Thursday. It was day 338 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since December 4th, 1969.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 4th, 1969:

  • Black Panther activist Fred Hampton is shot and killed in his bed during a predawn raid by law enforcement.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: JayZ: Rapper.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 4th, 1969:

  • United States: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
  • United Kingdom: Sugar Sugar - Archies

Take Me Back!

The date is December 4th, 1969 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. In America, the song Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Sugar Sugar by Archies is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, a new "hippie subculture" has emerged, bringing with it laid back Bohemian styles. Frayed bell-bottomed jeans, Jesus sandals, crushed velvet suits and bright tie-dye t-shirts are all popular items of clothing at the moment.

It's 1969, so radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Zager & Evans, The Archies, The 5th Dimension and Elvis Presley. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke" and "Columbo.". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "My Three Sons", "Star Trek: The Original Series" and "Cattanooga Cats".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man", "Suzy Homemaker", "Best of the West (action figures)" and "Battleship (game)".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 4th, 1969.

  • The Silent Majority.

    "The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) are named as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.

  • 1969 in movies.

    Movies released in 1969 included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, "Hello, Dolly!", Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Italian Job, Paint Your Wagon, True Grit, The Wild Bunch, Cactus Flower, "Goodbye, Columbus" and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

  • 1969 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1969 were dominated by the likes of Marvin Gaye, The 5th Dimension, The Beatles, Zager and Evans, The Rolling Stones, The Archies and Tommy Roe.

  • Joe South - "Games People Play"

    "Games People Play" by Joe South would go on to win a Grammy for 1969's Song of the Year.

  • Midnight Cowboy

    "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.

  • Who were the best football players in 1969?

    In 1969, the best soccer players were Gianni Rivera, Luigi Riva, Gerd Müller, Johan Cruyff, Ove Kindvall, George Best, Franz Beckenbauer, Pierino Prati, Petar Zhekov and Jack Charlton.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1969?

    The best NBA players in 1969 were Wes Unseld, Billy Cunningham, Elgin Baylor, Earl Monroe and Oscar Robertson.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 51 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since December 4th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 4th, 1969, will be 51 years of age.
  • People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 4th, 1969:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 4th, 1969, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 4th, 1969 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1969 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1969.

  • The Clangers
  • Sesame Street
  • The Brady Bunch
  • Cattanooga Cats
  • The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
  • Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
  • The Pink Panther Show
  • The Adventures of Gulliver
  • The Archie Show
  • The Banana Splits
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
  • Spider-Man
  • The Monkees
  • The New Adventures of Superman
  • The King Kong Show
  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • JOT the Dot
  • Underdog
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • My Three Sons
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie

1969 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1969:

  • Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Best of the West (action figures)
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Twister mat
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 4th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on December 4th, 1969?

  • Richard Nixon was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 4th, 1969?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 4th, 1969 was probably conceived around the 24th of February, 1969. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 4th, 1969 is the 13th of September, 1970. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 4th, 1969.

  • 18,768 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,621,555,200 seconds have passed since the December 4th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,891,814,400 times.
  • Since December 4th, 1969, earth has travelled approximately 836,722,483,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 270,259,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 139,453,747 steps. That's about 61,979 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,458,662 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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