What Happened on September 8, 1969

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Sport awardTennis Open

US Open Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Court wins her 3rd US title and 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
  • Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer
  • Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding 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