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December 19th, 1969.

December 19th, 1969, was a Friday. It was day 353 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 5 months and 0 days have passed since December 19th, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Born on December 19th, 1969.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Richard Hammond: TV host.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 19th, 1969.

  • United States: Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter Paul & Mary
  • United Kingdom: Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris
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Take me back to December 19th, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 19th, 1969 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The Christmas season of 1969 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song Leaving On A Jet Plane by Peter Paul & Mary is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris 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 "Gunsmoke", "Gilligan's Island", "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "The Brady Bunch". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines" and "The Brady Bunch". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, the Easy-Bake Oven, Battleship (game) and Snoopy Astronaut (figure).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 19th, 1969.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1969?

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Midnight Cowboy.

    Midnight Cowboy.

    The buddy drama film "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.

  • 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.

  • 1969 in music.

    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.

  • 1969 in movies.

    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.

  • The Silent Majority.

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

  • Color TV.

    Color TV.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 51 years, 5 months and 0 days have passed since December 19th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 19th, 1969, will be 51 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 19th, 1969.

  • November 20th, 1969: Native Americans occupy Alcatraz Island in protest against federal policies relating to American Indians.
  • December 4th, 1969: Black Panther activist Fred Hampton is shot and killed in his bed during a predawn raid by law enforcement.
  • December 5th, 1969: The Rolling Stones release their song "Gimme Shelter".
  • December 12th, 1969: The Jackson 5 release their debut album.
  • This date: December 19th, 1969
  • December 28th, 1969: The Provisional IRA issues its first public statement.
  • January 1st, 1970: Unix time begins.
  • January 3rd, 1970: Actor Robert B. Sinclair is stabbed to death by a burglar at his home in Montecito, California.
  • January 4th, 1970: 15,621 people are killed in the Yunnan province of China after a 7.7 Richter magnitude scale earthquake strikes.
  • January 11th, 1970: Super Bowl IV: The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Minnesota Vikings at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
  • January 12th, 1970: 3-year-old Cheryl Grimmer goes missing in Wollongong, Australia.
  • January 17th, 1970: Irish politics: Sinn Féin is formed (current form).

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 19th, 1969, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 19th, 1969 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Brady Bunch - Sitcom about a large family with six children.
  • Marcus Welby, M.D. - Medical drama television program.
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father - American sitcom starring Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett and Brandon Cruz as Eddie Corbett.
  • Then Came Bronson - Adventure series starring Michael Parks as James Bronson.
  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.

Kid's TV shows on December 19th, 1969.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1969.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 19th of December.

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on December 19th, 1969.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 19th, 1969.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 19th, 1969 was most likely conceived around the 11th of March, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 19th, 1969 is close to the 28th of September, 1970.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 19th, 1969.

  • A total of 18,779 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,682 weeks have passed.
  • 1,622,505,600 seconds have passed since the December 19th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,892,923,200 times.
  • Since December 19th, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 837,212,889,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 270,417,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 139,535,482 steps. That's about 62,016 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,470,067 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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