Bad date formatting

I am returning a date from my DB and using this to display it:

while($rs = mysql_fetch_object($query)) {
  echo "Game #".$rs->gamenum." - Date: ".
        date('M j, Y', $rs->gamedate)." (".$rs->gamedate.")";
}

It is returning this result:
Game #29 - Date: Dec 31, 1969 (2007-04-21 14:00:00)

Where is the Dec 31, 1969 coming from?
Should be returning Apr 21, 2007.
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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerAsked:
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steelseth12Connect With a Mentor Commented:

while($rs = mysql_fetch_object($query)) {
  echo "Game #".$rs->gamenum." - Date: ".
        date('M j, Y', strtotime($rs->gamedate))." (".$rs->gamedate.")";
}
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steelseth12Commented:
The date function needs a timestamp as the second argument.
strtotime() will turn the formated date to time stamp .

See
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.strtotime.php
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php

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Eddie ShipmanAll-around developerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I thought it was returning a timestamp. I don't know why I didn't think to do that.
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