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December 26, 1969

December 26, 1969, was a Friday. It was 54 years, 5 months, and 21 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Popular songs

On December 26, 1969, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Someday We'll Be Together" by Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • United Kingdom: "Two Little Boys" by Rolf Harris

The music charts on December 26, 1969

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter, Paul & Mary
  • Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • Down On The Corner/Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam
  • Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas
Play the top songs from 1969
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1969. Take a trip back to the days of The Scafford, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Marmalade.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".

Facts

This date was 19,896 days ago. Approximately 663 months have passed. It was the 360th day of 1969, in week 52. The decade was the swinging sixties. The start of 1970 was just 5 days away. People born on this day are currently 54 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 221 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 26, 1969

Let's go back to the swinging sixties.

It is Friday, December 26, 1969. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Christmas Day of 1969 has just passed, and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. In America, the song "Someday We'll Be Together" by Diana Ross & The Supremes is at the top of the singles charts, while "Two Little Boys" by Rolf Harris is the number-one song in the UK. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service is at the top of the box office.

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-bottom 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Tammi Terrell, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Charles de Gaulle would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke", "Here's Lucy", and "Room 222". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Thunderbirds", "The Adventures of Gulliver", and "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!".

Popular toys at the moment include Ken (doll), G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Operation, and Best of the West (action figures).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 26, 1969.

  • Christmas Day 1969 has just passed.

    Christmas Day 1969 has just passed

    Christmas Day of 1969 had just passed. Many people were relaxing, meeting up with friends, and spending time with their families.
  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing

    The war in Vietnam was still ongoing in 1969. 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 the war.
  • 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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"

    Joe South - "Games People Play"

    The song "Games People Play" by Joe South won 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 Silent Majority

    "The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) were named Time Person of the Year in 1969.
  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).
  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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.
  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.
  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.
  • Color TV.

    Color TV

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.
  • The miniskirt has taken over.

    The miniskirt has taken over

    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.
  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 26, 1969.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to December 26, 1969.

  • December 1, 1969: The United States holds a draft lottery for the Vietnam War.
  • December 4, 1969: Black Panther activist Fred Hampton is shot and killed in his bed during a predawn raid by law enforcement.
  • December 5, 1969: The Rolling Stones release their song "Gimme Shelter".
  • December 6, 1969: Hells Angels security guards stab 18-year-old audience member Meredith Hunter to death during a performance of The Rolling Stones at the 1969 Altamont Free Concert in California.
  • December 12, 1969:
    • The Jackson 5 release their debut album.
    • 17 people are killed after a bomb explodes at the headquarters of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Milan, Italy.
  • December 16, 1969: The musical romantic comedy film "Hello, Dolly!" is released in movie theaters.
  • This date: December 26, 1969
  • December 28, 1969: The Provisional IRA issues its first public statement.
  • January 1, 1970: Unix time begins.
  • January 3, 1970: Actor Robert B. Sinclair is stabbed to death by a burglar at his home in Montecito, California.
  • January 4, 1970: 15,621 people are killed in the Yunnan province of China after a 7.7 Richter magnitude scale earthquake strikes.
  • January 11, 1970: Super Bowl IV: The Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Minnesota Vikings at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
  • January 12, 1970: 3-year-old Cheryl Grimmer goes missing in Wollongong, Australia.
  • January 17, 1970: Irish politics: Sinn Féin is formed (current form).
  • January 21, 1970: The first episode of the sitcom "Nanny and the Professor" is aired on TV.
  • January 22, 1970: The first commercial Boeing 747 flight takes place between JFK International Airport and London Heathrow Airport.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26, 1969, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 26, 1969 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1969

In December 1969, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from December 1969.

The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch
Medical Center
Medical Center
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Marcus Welby, M.D.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Then Came Bronson
Then Came Bronson
Room 222
Room 222
The Main Chance
The Main Chance
Hee Haw
Hee Haw
Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Adam-12
Adam-12
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Columbo
Columbo

Cars in 1969

1969 saw the introduction of cars such as the Dodge Challenger, the Ford Capri, the Chevrolet Kingswood, the Volkswagen K70, the Mercury Capri, and the Mitsubishi Galant.

Cars in 1969.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on December 26, 1969

If you were a kid on December 26, 1969, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Clangers
The Clangers
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Cattanooga Cats
Cattanooga Cats
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Skyhawks
Skyhawks
H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf
Joe 90
Joe 90
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1969

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
Snoopy Astronaut (figure)
Frisbee
Frisbee
Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)
Clackers
Clackers
Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)
Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite
Best of the West (action figures)
Best of the West (action figures)
Twister mat
Twister mat
Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker
Operation
Operation
Scalextric
Scalextric
Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Were you born on December 26, 1969?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1969.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 26, 1975, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 26.

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

Chinese leader Deceased
Born on December 26, 1893
He turned 76 on this day in 1969.

Phil Spector

Phil Spector

American record producer Deceased
Born on December 26, 1939
He turned 30 on this day in 1969.

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich

Drummer
Born on December 26, 1963
He turned 6 on this day in 1969.

Jade Thirlwall

Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix
Born on December 26, 1992
She was born exactly 23 years after this date.

Swavy

Swavy

TikTok personality Deceased
Born on December 26, 2002
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on December 26:

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on December 26, 1969.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 26, 1969 was most likely conceived around April 4, 1969.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 26, 1969 is close to September 18, 1970.

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Stats for December 26, 1969

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 26, 1969:

  • 19,896 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,842 weeks have passed.
  • 1,719,014,400 seconds have passed since December 26, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,005,516,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 887,011,430,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 286,502,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 147,835,238 steps. That's roughly 65,705 miles.
  • 20,628,173 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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