(Based on dates given in the games)
Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1609.
- On September 4, English explorer Horatio Humboldt establishes the colony of New Rotterdam.
- The fact that Rockstar made Horatio Humboldt discover Liberty City in 1609 is probably another reference to the number 69, one of their many sexual jokes throughout the series.
- It is the earliest significant date throughout any of the GTA games.