What Happened on September 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Justice Dept files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts

Famous Birthdays

  • Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
  • Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)
  • Wayne Riley, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales