What Happened on September 8, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
  • US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Speed, Welsh footballer
  • Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer
  • Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer

Famous Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 Deaths

  • Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (b. 1868)
  • Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), dies at 61