What Happened on September 8, 1969

Historical Events

  • Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya

Sports History

US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)

US Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Court wins her third US singles title & 16th Grand Slam singles event; beats Nancy Richey 6-2, 6-2


Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and Wales national football team manager, born in Mancot, Flintshire, Wales (d. 2011)
  • Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer (Nottingham Forest), born in Vadsø, Norway
  • Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Ambuquí, Ecuador

Famous Weddings

Lech Wałęsa

Polish politician and trade-union organizer Lech Wałęsa (25) weds Danuta Golos (20)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and writer, dies at 100
  • Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), dies at 61
1969 Highlights

About September 8, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: In The Year 2525 (Exorium And Terminus) - Zager & Evans