Historical Events in September 1969

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 1st Libyan revolution, Colonel Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2nd NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated

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

Sport awardTennis Open

9th 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

9th 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
  • 10th NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
  • 10th US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
  • 11th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 13th Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • 13th Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player

Event of interestEvent of Interest

13th 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
  • 14th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
  • 14th Male voters of Swiss kanton Schaffhausen rejects female suffrage
  • 15th Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game
  • 18th Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged
  • 20th 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
  • 20th Archies' "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
  • 20th Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
  • 21st 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 21st Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • 21st NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • 21st Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
  • 22nd "Music Scene" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 22nd China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

23rd "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
Butch Cassidy
Actor Robert Redford
Robert Redford
  • 24th 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • 24th NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • 24th Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
  • 24th Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
  • 26th Beatles release "Abbey Road" album
  • 26th Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
  • 26th USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 28th Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • 28th Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
  • 28th SPD wins West German Parliament elections
  • 29th "Bright Promise" TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
  • 29th "Letters To Laugh-In" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 29th "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 29th "Name Droppers" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 29th "Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 29th 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6
  • 29th China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 29th Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
  • 29th Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • 29th Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
  • 30th Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant