What Happened on September 9, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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
  • Allegheny Airlines flight 853 collides with a Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills all 83 occupants
  • Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)
  • WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Smith, Darien Conn, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Constance Marie, American actress
  • Scott DeFreitas, actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Sean Rooks, NBA center (LA Lakers)

Famous Deaths

  • Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
  • Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
  • Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)