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September 8th, 1969

September 8th, 1969, was a Monday. It was Day 251 of 1969. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

53 years, 8 months, and 27 days have passed since September 8th, 1969.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Birthdays

Born on September 8th, 1969.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 8th, 1969.

  • United States: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • United Kingdom: In The Year 2525 - Zager & Evans

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 8th, 1969.

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
  • Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
  • Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Get Together - The Youngbloods
Play the top hits from 1969.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1969. Take a trip back to the days of The Scafford, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Marmalade.
Goodbye, Columbus

Top movie at the box office.

The movie "Goodbye, Columbus" was at the top of the box office on September 8th, 1969.

Take me back to September 8th, 1969!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 8th, 1969, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. In the United States, Labor Day of 1969 has recently come and passed. To many, this means that the summer is officially over. In America, the song Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones is at the 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 the President of the United States, and the movie Goodbye, Columbus is at the top of the box office. 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-bottom 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Tammi Terrell, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Charles de Gaulle would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "Dark Shadows", "Hawaii Five-O", and "Adam-12". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Star Trek: The Original Series", and "Joe 90". Popular toys at the moment include Matchbox toy cars, G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Best of the West (action figures), and Lite-Brite.

News

News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 8th, 1969.

  • The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is still ongoing.

    The war in Vietnam was still ongoing in 1969. By this stage, the conflict had become unpopular with most Americans. Many people wanted the military to throw in the towel and exit the country. In 1969, 11,616 US service personnel were killed in the war.

  • 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1969.

  • The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle.

    The Volkswagen Beetle was one of the most common cars on the road. Sales of the vehicle increased following the release of the 1968 film The Love Bug (and its subsequent spin-offs).

  • The Hippie movement.

    The Hippie movement.

    The hippie counterculture reached its peak during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 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.

  • Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Lava lamps are all the rage.

    Sales of lava lamps increased in the late 1960s. It wasn't until the second half of the 1970s that they started to go out of fashion.

  • The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle is at its peak in popularity.

    The afro hairstyle took off during the 1960s and early 1970s. Public figures such as Angela Davis, Pam Grier, Jimi Hendrix, and the Jackson 5 were among those who sported the style.

  • Color TV.

    Color TV.

    Although color television was rising in popularity, black-and-white TV sets were still the most popular.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    Push-button telephones were beginning to replace the older rotary-style landlines.

  • The miniskirt has taken over.

    The miniskirt has taken over.

    In the mid-to-late 1960s, the miniskirt became a favored clothing item among women. The skirt countered the conservatism of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a result, many people at the time saw it as a rebellious fashion statement.

  • Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Information

Facts.

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 53 years, 8 months, and 27 days have passed since September 8th, 1969.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1969.
  • Leap Year: 1969 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on September 8th, 1969, are now 53 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1969 belong to the Generation X generation.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 8th, 1969.

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Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to September 8th, 1969.

Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 8th, 1969, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 8th, 1969 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person 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.

Television shows

TV shows in 1969.

Television shows that people were watching in September 1969.

TV shows from September, 1969.

The Main Chance
The Main Chance
British TV series about a solicitor who moves from London to Leeds.

Hee Haw
Hee Haw
American variety show that featured country music and humor.

Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Sitcom starring Lucille Ball.

Adam-12
Adam-12
Police drama series that was set in LA.

Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Police drama series.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Sketch comedy program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1969.

1969 saw the introduction of cars such as the Dodge Challenger, the Ford Capri, the Chevrolet Kingswood, the Volkswagen K70, the Mercury Capri and the Mitsubishi Galant.

Cars in 1969.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on September 8th, 1969.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1969.

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Skyhawks
Skyhawks

H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf

The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver

The Archie Show
The Archie Show

Wacky Races
Wacky Races

The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

Spider-Man
Spider-Man

Aquaman
Aquaman

The Herculoids
The Herculoids

The Monkees
The Monkees

The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman

The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show

Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Original Series

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds

Underdog
Underdog

Top Cat
Top Cat

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1969.

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

Frisbee
Frisbee

Crissy (doll)
Crissy (doll)

Clackers
Clackers

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Best of the West (action figures)
Best of the West (action figures)

Twister mat
Twister mat

Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker

Operation
Operation

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 8th, 1975, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 8th.

Bernie Sanders

US politician.
Born on September 8th, 1941
He turned 28 on this day in 1969.

P!nk

Singer.
Born on September 8th, 1979
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Vanessa Baden

Actress.
Born on September 8th, 1985
She was born exactly 16 years after this date.

Wiz Khalifa

Rapper.
Born on September 8th, 1987
He was born exactly 18 years after this date.

Avicii

DJ. Deceased
Born on September 8th, 1989
He was born exactly 20 years after this date.

Cameron Dallas

Internet personality.
Born on September 8th, 1994
He was born exactly 25 years after this date.

Bruno Fernandes

Soccer player.
Born on September 8th, 1994
He was born exactly 25 years after this date.

Gaten Matarazzo

Actor.
Born on September 8th, 2002
He was born exactly 33 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 8th, 1969.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 8th, 1969 was most likely conceived around December 16th, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 8th, 1969 is close to June 1st, 1970.

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Stats for September 8th, 1969

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 8th, 1969.

  • A total of 19,628 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,804 weeks have passed.
  • 1,695,859,200 seconds have passed since the September 8th, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,978,502,400 times.
  • Since September 8th, 1969, the Earth has travelled approximately 875,063,347,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 282,643,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 145,843,891 steps. That's about 64,820 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,350,310 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
  • How many years ago was 1969?

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