September 1969 calendar

September 1969

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 1969.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 1969: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1969?


  • 01 Sep 1969 Libyan revolution, Colonel Moammar Gadhafi deposes King Idris.
  • 02 Sep 1969 New York Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated
  • 05 Sep 1969 Frente Obrero wins Dutch Antilles national elections
  • 06 Sep 1969 Cabaret closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances
  • 07 Sep 1969 83rd US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Nancy Richey (62 62)
  • 08 Sep 1969 89th US Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Tony Roche (79 61 62 62)
  • 09 Sep 1969 Seaplane crashes at Indianapolis, kills 83
  • 10 Sep 1969 US performs nuclear test at Grand Valley, Colorado
  • 13 Sep 1969 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • 14 Sep 1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
  • 18 Sep 1969 Tiny Tim and Miss Vicky get engaged
  • 20 Sep 1969 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
  • 21 Sep 1969 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 22 Sep 1969 Music Scene debuts on ABC-TV
  • 23 Sep 1969 1st broadcast of Marcus Welby MD on ABC-TV
  • 24 Sep 1969 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • 25 Sep 1969 Organisation of the Islamic Conference founded.
  • 26 Sep 1969 Beatles release Abbey Road album
  • 28 Sep 1969 Minnesota vs. Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!
  • 29 Sep 1969 Bright Promise, TV Daytime Soap
  • 01 Sep 1969 A coup in Libya brings Muammar Gaddafi to power.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 1969?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Honky Tonk Women
  2. - Sugar, Sugar
  3. - A Boy Named Sue
  4. - Green River
  5. - Easy To Be Hard

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - In The Year 2525
  2. - Bad Moon Rising
  3. - Don't Forget To Remember
  4. - Natural Born Bugie
  5. - Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1969?

The Goodbye Look by Ross MacDonald

The Goodbye Look


Lew Archer, in The Goodbye Look is hired by Larry Chalmers and Irene Chalmers to investigate a burglary at their mission-style home.

My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy by Mary Barelli Gallagher

My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy


Mary Gallagher is the Author and has been Jacqueline Kennedy's personal secretary for eighteen years. She is uniquely placed to see the real woman underneath the mythical Jacqueline Kennedy.

Except For Me And Thee by Jessamyn West

Except For Me And Thee


There is a small crease near the spine for DJ. The pages are crisp and clean, and the binding is secure. Solid Book.

The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann

The Love Machine


This novel is set in a time where steak, vodka, and Benzedrine were staples of a healthy diet. Robin Stone is the "love machine", a TV-network king around whom women flock.

My Turn At Bat by Ted Williams

My Turn At Bat


My Turn at Bat, Ted Williams' story about his remarkable life and career in baseball is now available for the first-time in many years.