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September 1st, 1969.

September 1st, 1969, was a Monday. It was day 244 of 1969. The decade was the 1960s.

51 years, 9 months and 12 days have passed since September 1st, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on September 1st, 1969?

  • Colonel Muammar Gaddafi comes to power in Libya.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 1st, 1969.

  • United States: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • United Kingdom: In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
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Take me back to September 1st, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 1st, 1969 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

In America, the song Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, In The Year 2525 by Zager & Evans is the number one hit song. Richard Nixon is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, a new "hippie subculture" has emerged, bringing with it laid back Bohemian styles. Frayed bell-bottomed jeans, Jesus sandals, crushed velvet suits and bright tie-dye t-shirts are all popular items of clothing at the moment. It's 1969, so radio stations are playing hit songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Zager & Evans, The Archies, The 5th Dimension and Elvis Presley. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gilligan's Island", "Columbo." and "Here's Lucy".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "My Three Sons", "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", "Wacky Races" and "The Archie Show". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Twister mat, Suzy Homemaker, Crissy (doll) and Frisbee.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on September 1st, 1969.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1969?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1969?

    The best NBA players in 1969 were Wes Unseld, Billy Cunningham, Elgin Baylor, Earl Monroe and Oscar Robertson.

  • Who were the best football players in 1969?

    Who were the best football players in 1969?

    In 1969, the best soccer players were Gianni Rivera, Luigi Riva, Gerd Müller, Johan Cruyff, Ove Kindvall, George Best, Franz Beckenbauer, Pierino Prati, Petar Zhekov and Jack Charlton.

  • Midnight Cowboy.

    Midnight Cowboy.

    The buddy drama film "Midnight Cowboy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1969.

  • Joe South - "Games People Play"

    Joe South - "Games People Play"

    The song "Games People Play" by Joe South won a Grammy for 1969's Song of the Year.

  • 1969 in music.

    1969 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1969 were dominated by the likes of Marvin Gaye, The 5th Dimension, The Beatles, Zager and Evans, The Rolling Stones, The Archies and Tommy Roe.

  • 1969 in movies.

    1969 in movies.

    Movies released in 1969 included Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, "Hello, Dolly!", Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Italian Job, Paint Your Wagon, True Grit, The Wild Bunch, Cactus Flower, "Goodbye, Columbus" and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

  • The Silent Majority.

    The Silent Majority.

    "The Middle Americans" (aka The Silent Majority) were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1969.

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hippie counterculture was at its height in popularity. The movement, which sprung up in opposition to the Vietnam War, was centered around peace, psychedelic music, sexual liberation, bright colors and drugs such as LSD and marijuana.

  • Color TV.

    Color TV.

    Around this period, color television was continuing to rise in popularity. However, black-and-white TV sets were still the most-purchased.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 51 years, 9 months and 12 days have passed since September 1st, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 1st, 1969, will be 51 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 1st, 1969.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 1st, 1969, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1969 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 1st, 1969 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Here's Lucy - Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.
  • Columbo. - Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
  • Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.
  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on September 1st, 1969.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1969.

  • Joe 90
  • The Adventures of Gulliver
  • The Archie Show
  • Wacky Races
  • The Banana Splits
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
  • Spider-Man
  • The Monkees
  • The New Adventures of Superman
  • The King Kong Show
  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • JOT the Dot
  • Underdog
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • My Three Sons
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie

Popular toys and games in 1969.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1969.

  • Frisbee
  • Crissy (doll)
  • Clackers
  • Battleship (game)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Best of the West (action figures)
  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Twister mat
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1969.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out September 1st, 1975 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 1st of September.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of September.

  • Labor Day (USA)

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 1st, 1969.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 1st, 1969.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 1st, 1969 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of November, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 1st, 1969 is close to the 11th of June, 1970.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 1st, 1969.

  • A total of 18,913 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,701 weeks have passed.
  • 1,634,083,200 seconds have passed since the September 1st, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,906,430,400 times.
  • Since September 1st, 1969, the earth has travelled approximately 843,186,931,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 272,347,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 140,531,155 steps. That's about 62,458 miles!
  • Since this date, 19,608,998 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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