What Happened on September 16, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
  • Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
  • Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Larsen Piers, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty), born in Westchester, New York
  • Kimberly McArthur, playmate (January, 1982), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Saif al-Islam Achmad, monarch of Yemen, dies at about 71