September 1969 in History

Events in History

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
  • 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 8 Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
  • Sep 9 Allegheny 853 collides with Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills 82
  • Sep 9 Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83
  • Sep 10 US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley Colorado
  • Sep 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 14 Male voters of Swiss Canton Schaffhausen reject female suffrage
  • Sep 18 Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged
  • Sep 22 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Sep 23 Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead
  • Sep 24 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • Sep 24 Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
  • Sep 24 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
  • Sep 26 Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
  • Sep 26 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 28 Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
  • Sep 28 SPD wins West German Parliament elections
  • 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 30 Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author
  • Sep 6 Ben Finegold, American chess player
  • Sep 6 Michael Davis, American softball player (Solvents, et al)
  • Sep 7 Rudy Galindo, 1996 US Mens' Champion, born in San Jose, California
  • Sep 12 James Frey, American writer
  • Sep 12 André Heinz, American environmentalist; son of Teresa Heinz
  • Sep 15 Jim Curtiss, American writer
  • Sep 17 Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player
  • Sep 22 Melissa Lynn Costello, Shenandoah WV, Miss WV-America (1991)
  • Sep 26 David Ferguson, British murderer
  • Sep 28 Mark Everett, American fugitive
  • Sep 28 Ben Greenman, American author

Weddings in History

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

Deaths in History

  • 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 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 13 Charles Foulkes, Canada gen/honorary citizen of Wageningen, dies at 66
  • Sep 19 Bert [Lambertus] Bakker, director Free Netherland/inventor, dies
  • Sep 22 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico, dies at 59