On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1969

Historical Events

Historic Event

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi deposes King Idris in the Libyan revolution

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi

Telethon

Jerry Lewis' 4th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Famous Birthdays

  • Henning Berg, Norwegian soccer defender (100 caps; Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United) and manager (Lillestrøm, Blackburn Rovers, Legia Warsaw), born in Eidsvoll, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Drew Pearson, American newscaster (Drew Pearson), dies at 71
  • William Flanagan, American composer, and music critic, takes his own life at 46
1969 Highlights

About September 1, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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