On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1969

Historical Events

  • Allegheny Airlines flight 853 collides with a Piper Cherokee above Indiana, kills all 83 occupants

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to claim his record second Grand Slam

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • WCVN TV channel 54 in Covington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Constance Marie, American actress, born in East Los Angeles, California
  • Scott DeFreitas, American actor (Andy Dixon-As the World Turns), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Sean Rooks, American basketball center (LA Lakers), born in New York City, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
  • Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
1969 Highlights

About September 9, 1969

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo