December 17th, 1969, was a Wednesday. It was day 351 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.
51 years, 7 months and 7 days have passed since December 17th, 1969.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
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The movie "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" was at the top of the box office on December 17th, 1969.
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During 1969, the war in Vietnam was still ongoing. By this stage, the conflict had become unpopular with most Americans. Many people wanted the military to throw in the towel and exit the country. In 1969, 11,616 US service personnel were killed in Vietnam.
The best NBA players in 1969 were Wes Unseld, Billy Cunningham, Elgin Baylor, Earl Monroe and Oscar Robertson.
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.
The buddy drama film "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.
The song "Games People Play" by Joe South won a Grammy for 1969's Song of the Year.
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.
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.
"The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.
In the late 1960s, sales of lava lamps took off. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the afro hairstyle was at its peak in popularity. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.
During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.
In the mid-to-late 1960s, the miniskirt became a favored clothing item among women. The skirt countered the conservatism of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a result, many people at the time saw it as a rebellious fashion statement.
During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.
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Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on December 17th, 1969.
Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 17th, 1969.
Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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