On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1969

Historical Events


Sport awardDavis Cup

58th Davis Cup: American pair Bob Lutz & Stan Smith clinch final 8-6, 6-1, 11-9 over Ilie Năstase & Ion Țiriac of Romania in Cleveland, OH; ends 5-0

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0

Sport awardRyder Cup

Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: US, Great Britain tie, 16-16; great sporting gesture, America's Jack Nicklaus concedes missable 3-foot putt to Tony Jacklin at the 18th hole for the draw

  • Virtual band Archies' single "Sugar Sugar" hits #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Megumi Kudo, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
  • Richard Witschge, Dutch footballer, born in Amsterdam
  • Tommy Jeter, American NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Victoria Dillard, American actress (Spin City), born in NYC, New York
1969 Highlights

About September 20, 1969

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo