Historical Events in September 1969

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1st Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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14th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 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)

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21st Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 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

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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

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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 Natl 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