On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 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

Person of interestHo Chi Minh

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