What Happened in September 1969

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • Sep 2 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season
  • Sep 2 The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
  • Sep 5 Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
  • Sep 6 "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances
  • Sep 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open
  • Sep 8 Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
  • Sep 8 US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
  • Sep 9 Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82
  • Sep 9 Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83
  • Sep 9 Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)
  • Sep 9 WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 89th Men's U.S. Open: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 83rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Sep 10 NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
  • Sep 10 US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
  • Sep 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 13 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • Sep 13 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Plastic Ono Band's (John, Yoko & Eric Clapton) 1st live performance

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Sep 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
  • Sep 14 Male voters of Swiss Canton Schaffhausen reject female suffrage
  • Sep 15 Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game
  • Sep 18 Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged
  • Sep 20 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
  • Sep 20 Archies' "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
  • Sep 20 Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
  • Sep 21 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
  • Sep 21 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 21 NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • Sep 21 Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
  • Sep 22 "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 22 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 22 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 23 1st broadcast of "Marcus Welby MD" on ABC-TV
  • Sep 23 Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 23 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Outlaw Butch Cassidy
Outlaw
Butch Cassidy
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
  • Sep 24 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • Sep 24 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • Sep 24 Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
  • Sep 24 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
  • Sep 26 The Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
  • Sep 26 Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
  • Sep 26 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 28 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • Sep 28 Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
  • Sep 28 SPD wins West German Parliament elections
  • Sep 29 "Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 "Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6
  • Sep 29 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 29 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
  • Sep 29 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • Sep 29 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
  • Sep 30 Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 109

  • Sep 1 Florence Descampe, LPGA golfer (1992 McCall), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Sep 1 Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer
  • Sep 2 Mark Brettschneider, actor (Jason-One Life to Live), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 2 Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Sep 2 Shani Waugh, Bunbury Aust, LPGA golfer (Aust sub-jr champ-1986, 87)
  • Sep 2 Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • Sep 2 Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author
  • Sep 2 Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Sep 3 Keith Traylor, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Sep 3 John Fugelsang, American actor
  • Sep 3 Noah Baumbach, writer, director and independent filmmaker (The Squid and the Whale), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 4 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer
  • Sep 4 Noah Taylor, English-born actor
  • Sep 5 Dweezil Zappa, rock guitarist/son of Frank/VJ (MTV), born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 5 Maurice Miller, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Sep 5 Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo, Brazilian footballer
  • Sep 5 Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer
  • Sep 6 Aaron Pierce, NFL halfback (NY Giants)
  • Sep 6 Cece Peniston, Phoenix AZ, Miss Black AZ/singer (Finally)
  • Sep 6 Douglas Pirini, decathlete (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sep 6 Helen Labdan, Bracknell England, model (page 3)
  • Sep 6 Ben Finegold, American chess player
  • Sep 6 Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete
  • Sep 6 Michael Davis, American softball player (Solvents, et al)
  • Sep 7 Angie Everhart, model/actress (Jade, Last Action Hero), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Darren Bragg, Waterbury CT, outfielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Sep 7 Rudy Galindo, 1996 US Mens' Champion, born in San Jose, California
  • Sep 7 Diane Farr, American actress (Numb3rs)
  • Sep 7 Little Jimmy Urine, American singer (Mindless Self Indulgence)
  • Sep 8 Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Sep 8 Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer
  • Sep 8 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer
  • Sep 9 Christine Smith, Darien Conn, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 9 Scott DeFreitas, Newton Mass, actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns)
  • Sep 9 Sean Rooks, NBA center (LA Lakers)
  • Sep 9 Constance Marie, American actress
  • Sep 10 Bob Spitulski, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Sep 10 Matt Geiger, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Sep 10 Jonathon Schaech, American actor
  • Sep 11 Laura Sisk, Maryland, actress (Allison Rescott-Loving)
  • Sep 11 Tracy Scroggins, NFLer (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 11 Eduardo Perez, American baseball player
  • Sep 11 Gidget Gein, American musician
  • Sep 12 Ángel Cabrera, Argentine golfer
  • Sep 12 James Frey, American writer
  • Sep 12 Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer
  • Sep 12 André Heinz, American environmentalist; son of Teresa Heinz
  • Sep 13 Ilka Knickenberg, German actress
  • Sep 13 Shane Warne, Australian cricketer (leg spin bowler) , born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sep 13 Tyler Perry, American film maker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 15 KG, rocker (Naughty by Nature)
  • Sep 15 Jim Curtiss, American writer
  • Sep 15 Jeffrey Schwarz, American film director/producer
  • Sep 16 Andrew Borodow, 130 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-5-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 16 Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Sep 16 Kathi Wolfgram, rocker (Jets-You Got it All), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 16 Marthijn Pothoven, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Sep 16 Justine Frischmann, English musician (Elastica)
  • Sep 17 Keith Flint, singer/musician (Prodigy)
  • Sep 17 Rob Zamuner, NHL forward (Tampa Bay Lightning, Team Canada 1998)
  • Sep 17 Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player
  • Sep 18 Robert Coons, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Sep 19 Candy Dulfer, Amsterdam Holland, saxophonist (Lily Was Here)
  • Sep 19 Alkinoos Ioannidis, Greek-Cypriot singer and composer
  • Sep 19 Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer
  • Sep 20 Tommy Jeter, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Sep 20 Victoria Dillard, American actress
  • Sep 20 Megumi Kudo, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • Sep 20 Richard Witschge, former Dutch footballer
  • Sep 21 Jason Christiansen, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Sep 21 Lia Biehl, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 21 Randal Hill, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • Sep 22 Marian Chlad, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Sep 22 Melissa Lynn Costello, Shenandoah WV, Miss WV-America (1991)
  • Sep 22 Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis star (1995 Auckland), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sep 22 Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer, The Rentals)
  • Sep 23 Jeff Cirillo, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Pasadena, California
  • Sep 23 Patrick Fiori, French singer
  • Sep 23 Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish rally driver
  • Sep 24 Andrew Greene, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Sep 24 Gene Hunt, R&B musician (Acid Man)
  • Sep 24 John Morton, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Sep 24 Lisa Matthews, Peoria Ill, playmate (Apr, 1990)
  • Sep 24 Megan Ward, actress (Kimberly Sayers-Dark Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 24 Shawn "Clown" Crahan, American musician (Slipknot)
  • Sep 24 Donald DeGrate, Jr., American music producer
  • Sep 24 Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 25 Catherine Zeta Jones, Welsh actress (Christopher Columbus), born in Swansea, Wales

  • Sep 25 David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees)
  • Sep 25 Hansie Cronje, cricket captain (solid South African batsman)
  • Sep 25 Michae Wright, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Sep 25 Hal Sparks, American actor
  • Sep 26 Anthony Kavanagh, French-Canadian comedian, actor and singer
  • Sep 26 Andy Petterson, Australian footballer
  • Sep 26 Paul Warhurst, English footballer
  • Sep 26 David Ferguson, British murderer
  • Sep 27 Laura Wilson, Utica NY, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • Sep 27 Lester Holmes, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Sep 27 Robert Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Sep 28 Jack O'Keffe, Waterbury CT, Australian golfer

Famous Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 8 Polish politician and trade-union organizer Lech Wałęsa (25) weds Danuta Golos (20)

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 18 Actor Rod Taylor (39) divorces model Mary Hilem after 5 years of marriage

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Drew Pearson, newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • Sep 1 William Flanagan, composer, dies at 46
  • Sep 2 Harry Williams Millard, producer, dies of cancer at 41

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 3 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vietnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), dies at 79 of heart failure

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Sep 3 John Lester, American cricketer (b. 1871)
  • Sep 5 Henk Bijvanck, composer, dies at 59
  • Sep 5 Mitchell Ayres, orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58
  • Sep 5 Josh White, American blues, folk and gospel musician, dies at 55
  • Sep 6 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (b. 1892)
  • Sep 7 Everett McKinley Dirksen, (Sen-R), dies at 73
  • Sep 8 Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), dies at 61
  • Sep 8 Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (b. 1868)
  • Sep 9 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
  • Sep 9 Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • Sep 9 Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
  • Sep 13 Charles Foulkes, Canada gen/honorary citizen of Wageningen, dies at 66
  • Sep 14 James Anderson, actor (Connection, Five), dies at 48
  • Sep 18 Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 19 Bert [Lambertus] Bakker, director Free Netherland/inventor, dies
  • Sep 19 Rex Ingram, actor/director (Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Sep 22 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico, dies at 59
  • Sep 27 Violet Farebrother, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue), dies at 81