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, Westchester NY, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty)
  • Kimberly McArthur, Fort Worth Texas, playmate (January, 1982)

Famous Deaths

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