On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1969

Historical Events

  • Suleiman Maghrabi appointed premier of Libya
  • US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)

Sport awardUS 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

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa

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? 50 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo