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September 20, 1969

September 20, 1969, was a Saturday. It was 54 years, 9 months, and 22 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 20, 1969:

  • Golf: The United States wins the 1969 Ryder Cup at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
  • John Lennon privately informs his bandmates that he is leaving The Beatles.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 20, 1969:

  • United States: "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies
  • United Kingdom: "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 20, 1969

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Sugar, Sugar - The Archies
  • Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
  • Easy To Be Hard - Three Dog Night
Play the top songs 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.
True Grit

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "True Grit".

Facts

This date was 20,019 days ago. Approximately 667 months have passed. It was the 263rd day of 1969, in week 38. The decade was the swinging sixties. People born on this day are currently 54 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 222 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to September 20, 1969

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, September 20, 1969. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Virgo. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, attending dances, shopping, and watching sports.

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. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival is the number-one song in the UK.

Richard Nixon is the President of the United States, and the movie True Grit 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?", "Bonanza", "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", and "Columbo".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Original Series", "The Adventures of Gulliver", "The Pink Panther Show", and "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop". Popular toys at the moment include Troll doll, Best of the West (action figures), Crissy (doll), and Frisbee.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 20, 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.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on September 20, 1969.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to September 20, 1969.

  • August 22, 1969: The Beatles take part in their final photo session together.
  • August 31, 1969: Boxer Rocky Marciano is killed in a plane crash in Iowa.
  • September 1, 1969: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi comes to power in Libya.
  • September 6, 1969: The first episode of the children's series "H.R. Pufnstuf" is aired on television.
  • September 9, 1969: 83 people are killed after Allegheny Airlines Flight 863 collides with a small aircraft over Shelby County, Indiana.
  • September 13, 1969: The first episode of Scooby-Doo is aired.
  • September 14, 1969: The first episode of "The Bill Cosby Show" is aired.
  • This date: September 20, 1969
  • September 26, 1969:
    • The Beatles release the album "Abbey Road".
    • The first episode of The Brady Bunch is aired.
  • September 27, 1969: The Zodiac Killer attacks Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard at Lake Berryessa.
  • October 7, 1969: The Jackson 5 release their single "I Want You Back".
  • October 11, 1969: The Zodiac Killer murders cab driver Paul Stine.
  • October 15, 1969: Somali Republic president Abdirashid Shermarke is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
  • October 16, 1969: Baseball: The New York Mets defeat the Baltimore Orioles by 4-1 to win the 1969 World Series.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 20, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 20, 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.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 20, 1969

People in September 1969 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from September 1969.

The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Then Came Bronson
Then Came Bronson
Room 222
Room 222
The Main Chance
The Main Chance
Hee Haw
Hee Haw
Here's Lucy
Here's Lucy
Adam-12
Adam-12
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O
Columbo
Columbo
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie

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 20, 1969

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

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines
Cattanooga Cats
Cattanooga Cats

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show
Skyhawks
Skyhawks
H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf
Joe 90
Joe 90
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Adventures of Gulliver
The Archie Show
The Archie Show
The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1969

Toys and games that were popular 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
Scalextric
Scalextric
Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Were you born on September 20, 1969?

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 20, 1975, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 20.

George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin

Author
Born on September 20, 1948
He turned 21 on this day in 1969.

Paul C

Paul C

Hip Hop producer Deceased
Born on September 20, 1964
He turned 5 on this day in 1969.

Todd Boehly

Todd Boehly

American businessman
Born on September 20, 1973
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal

Actor
Born on September 20, 1976
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Ricci Guarnaccio

Ricci Guarnaccio

TV personality
Born on September 20, 1986
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC fighter
Born on September 20, 1988
He was born exactly 19 years after this date.

USA

US President

Richard Nixon was the President of the United States on September 20, 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 20, 1969 was most likely conceived around December 28, 1968.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 20, 1969 is close to June 13, 1970.

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Stats for September 20, 1969

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about September 20, 1969:

  • 20,019 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,859 weeks have passed.
  • 1,729,641,600 seconds have passed since September 20, 1969.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,017,915,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 892,495,065,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 288,273,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 148,749,178 steps. That's roughly 66,111 miles.
  • 20,755,699 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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