On This Day

September 2, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage New York Yankees at $65,000 a season, then the biggest salary in MLB

Birthdays in Sport

  • Shani Waugh, Australian golfer (US Open 2002 3rd), born in Bunbury West Australia
  • Stephen Peall, Zimbabwean cricketer

Deaths in Sport

  • Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; Nürburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), dies from suicide at 40
1969 in Sport