September 1969 in history

September 1969 events chronologically

Sep 1 Trần Thiện Khiêm becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam under President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu
Sep 1 A coup in Libya brings Muammar Gaddafi to power
Sep 5 My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai
Sep 9 In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government
Sep 9 Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 DC-9 collides in flight with a Piper PA-28 and crashes near Fairland, Indiana
Sep 14 The US Selective Service selects September 14 as the First Draft Lottery Date
Sep 23 The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago

Top 7 most famous people born in September 1969

Sep 5 Leonardo Araújo a football manager and a former player. He is currently active as director of football of French club Paris Saint-Germain. A former Brazil international, he also served as player and manager of Italian side Milan, and successively as manager of crosstown rivals Internazionale. He played in the 1994 World Cup winning side, as well as the runners-up team in 1998
Sep 6 CeCe Peniston an American recording artist and former beauty queen. At the beginning of the 1990s, she was considered to be one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, scoring five major number one hits in the chart within three years. Her signature song “Finally” became one of the biggest dance singles, selling three million copies worldwide
Sep 6 Macy Gray an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis.
Sep 8 Gary Speed a Welsh footballer and manager.
Sep 13 Shane Warne an Australian former international cricketer widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of the game. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 1994 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. He was the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World 1997. He was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2004 in 2005 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. In 2000, he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, the only specialist bowler selected in the quintet and the only one still playing at the time. He is also a cricket commentator and a professional poker player. He officially retired from all formats in July 2013
Sep 13 Tyler Perry an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2011, Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainment; he earned $130 million between May 2010 and 2011
Sep 25 Catherine Zeta-Jones a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of British and American television films and small roles in films, which included The Darling Buds of May from 1991 until 1993, she came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies including the action film The Mask of Zorro and the crime thriller film Entrapment. Her breakthrough role was in the film Traffic , for which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Top 7 most famous people died in September 1969

Sep 1 Drew Pearson (journalist) one of the best-known American columnists of his day, noted for his syndicated newspaper column “Washington Merry-Go-Round,” in which he attacked various public persons. He also had a program on NBC Radio entitled Drew Pearson Comments
Sep 2 Ho Chi Minh a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. He was a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, as well as the People's Army of Vietnam and the Việt Cộng during the Vietnam War
Sep 7 Everett Dirksen an American politician of the Republican Party. He represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. As Senate Minority Leader for a decade, he played a highly visible and key role in the politics of the 1960s, including helping to write and pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Open Housing Act of 1968, both landmarks of civil rights legislation. He was also one of the Senate's strongest supporters of the Vietnam War and was known as "The Wizard of Ooze" for his oratorical style
Sep 8 Alexandra David-Néel a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist and writer. She is most known for her 1924 visit to Lhasa, Tibet when it was forbidden to foreigners. David-Néel wrote over 30 books about Eastern religion, philosophy, and her travels. Her teachings influenced beat writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, philosopher Alan Watts, and esotericist Benjamin Creme
Sep 9 Willy Mairesse a Formula One and sports car driver from Belgium. He participated in 13 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 19 June 1960. He achieved one podium, and scored a total of seven championship points. He committed suicide in a hotel room in Ostend after injury at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans forced an end to his career
Sep 22 Adolfo López Mateos a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party who served as President of Mexico from 1958 to 1964. As president, he nationalized electric companies, created the National Commission for Free Textbooks and promoted the creation of prominent museums such as the Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Declaring his political philosophy to be “left within the Constitution,” López Mateos was the first left-wing politician to hold the presidency since Lázaro Cárdenas
Sep 30 Frederic Bartlett a British psychologist and the first professor of experimental psychology at the University of Cambridge. He was one of the forerunners of cognitive psychology. Bartlett considered most of his own work on cognitive psychology to be a study in social psychology, but he was also interested in anthropology, moral science, philosophy, and sociology. Bartlett proudly referred to himself as "a Cambridge Psychologist" because while he was at the University of Cambridge, settling for one type of psychology was not an option