On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1969

Historical Events

  • Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage New York Yankees at $65,000 a season, then the biggest salary in MLB
  • The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.

Famous Birthdays

  • Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, American singer
  • Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author
  • Mark Brettschneider, American actor (Jason-One Life to Live), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Shani Waugh, Australian golfer (US Open 2002 3rd), born in Bunbury West Australia
  • Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Williams Millard, producer, dies of cancer at 41

Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vietnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), dies at 79 of heart failure

  • Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; Nürburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), dies from suicide at 40
1969 Highlights

About September 2, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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