What Happened on July 9, 1969

Historical Events

Sports History

Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Robert Gordon, American CFL and Arena football receiver, 1991-2005 (Edmonton Eskimos, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and 7 other teams), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer)
Born in 1969

Famous Deaths

  • Gertrude Dixon, compiler of Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind, dies
  • Pierre Capdevielle, French conductor, composer (Élégie de Duino), music critic (Monde musicale), and teacher, dies at 63
  • Rob de Vries, actor and director (Ciske de Rat, Silent Raid), dies at 51
1969 Highlights

About July 9, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
  • UK #1 Song: Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman