What Happened in 1962 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 768

  • Sep 9 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 82nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 76th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Darlene Hard (9-7, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • Sep 11 Beatles cut "Love Me Do" & "PS I Love You" with Andy White on drums

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Sep 11 KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • Sep 15 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • Sep 15 KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk
  • Sep 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 15 WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • Sep 16 Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
  • Sep 16 Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
  • Sep 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 17 Justice Dept files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • Sep 17 US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
  • Sep 18 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • Sep 18 Charlie Finley is denied permission to move As to Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Sep 18 Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
  • Sep 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 20 Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria
  • Sep 20 Gov R Barnett refuses to admit a black to Miss Univ (James Meredith)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Sep 23 ABC's 1st color TV series - The Jetsons
  • Sep 23 LA Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
  • Sep 23 Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora" premieres in Berlin
  • Sep 23 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
  • Sep 23 NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
  • Sep 24 KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 24 US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Miss
  • Sep 25 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 25 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 25 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • Sep 25 Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 25 "New Painting of Common Objects" exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum opens - 1st show on American Pop Art
  • Sep 26 LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
  • Sep 26 TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
  • Sep 26 Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
  • Sep 27 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
  • Sep 27 US sells Israel Hawk anti-aircraft missiles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27 Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts pesticide use in the US on the environment

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • Sep 28 "Brighter Day" last airs on CBS-TV daytime
  • Sep 28 "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Jan Murray Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Tonight Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 28 Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
  • Sep 28 Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Sep 29 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7
  • Sep 29 "Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3
  • Sep 29 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 performances
  • Sep 29 "Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
  • Sep 29 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
  • Sep 29 Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Sep 29 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consecutive innings pitched without a walk
  • Sep 30 JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
  • Sep 30 James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
  • Sep 30 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
  • Sep 30 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.

Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez
Farm Labor Leader
Cesar Chavez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Oct 1 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
  • Oct 1 James Meredith became 1st black at U of Mississippi
  • Oct 1 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
  • Oct 1 The Lucy Show premieres
  • Oct 1 SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff
  • Oct 1 UN gives Netherlands control of New Guinea
  • Oct 1 US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
  • Oct 1 WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 2 SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game
  • Oct 2 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Oct 3 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 performances
  • Oct 3 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
  • Oct 3 Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
  • Oct 4 USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 5 The Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 5 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

  • Oct 6 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
  • Oct 6 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Oct 7 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
  • Oct 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 8 Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN
  • Oct 8 North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers' Party
  • Oct 8 Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about a NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany's army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason.
  • Oct 9 Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 878

  • Aug 1 Gertjan Verbeek, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 1 Joetta Clark, 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Traci Phillips, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 2 Cynthia Stevenson, American actress (Bob, Hope & Gloria), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 3 Alberto Tous, Spain, tennis star
  • Aug 3 Lucky Dube, South African reggae singer
  • Aug 3 Tina Lehtola, Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)
  • Aug 4 Paul Reynolds, rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 4 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Aug 4 Paul Reynolds, British musician
  • Aug 5 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic-gold-92), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Aug 5 Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)
  • Aug 5 William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • Aug 6 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 6 Michelle Yeoh, Chinese-Malaysian actress
  • Aug 7 Bruno Pelletier, Québécois singer
  • Aug 8 Charmaine Crooks, Mandeville JAM, Can 800m runner (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • Aug 8 Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 8 Suzee Pai, actress (Big Trouble in Little China), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Aug 9 Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Aug 9 John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Aug 9 Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker
  • Aug 10 Dan Donovan, rocker (Bad)
  • Aug 11 Jonathan Hayes, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 11 Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
  • Aug 12 Miss Cleo, American psychic
  • Aug 13 Adam Kase, Socorro NM, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta Open-3rd)
  • Aug 13 John Slattery, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 14 Jerry Foltz, Nike golfer (1991 Pensacola Open-2nd), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 14 Mark Gubicza, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 14 Mark Robert Isfeld, combat engineer
  • Aug 14 Rameez Raja, cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman)
  • Aug 15 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Aug 15 Igor Dorokhin, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Aug 15 Tom Colicchio, American chef
  • Aug 16 Steve Carell, American actor and comedian
  • Aug 17 Gilby Clarke, US pop guitarist (Guns n' Roses-Civil War)
  • Aug 17 Buddy Landel, American professional wrestler
  • Aug 18 Sandra Marie Miller Farmer-Patrick, 400m hurdler, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 18 Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico
  • Aug 19 Eric Lutes, Charlestown RI, actor (Del-Caroline in the City)
  • Aug 19 Kim Shipman, Athens PA, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-25th)
  • Aug 19 Michael J Massimino, Oceanside NY, PhD/astronaut
  • Aug 19 Nancy Ramsbottom, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-2nd), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 19 Valerie Kaprisky, actress (Breathless, Public Woman), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 19 Tammy Bruce, American political commentator
  • Aug 20 Duffy James Joseph Waldorf Jr, PGA golfer (1995 LaCantera Tx), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 20 Loretta Alderete, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-14th), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 20 Robert Meyer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morningstar), born in Sacramento, California
  • Aug 20 James Marsters, American actor
  • Aug 20 Dong-Wook Song, South Korean tennis player
  • Aug 21 Jeff Stryker, American actor
  • Aug 22 Gene Craig Sauers, Savannah GA, PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston)
  • Aug 22 James Debarge, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Aug 22 Marie Laurie Mahabir, Guadeloupe, North American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87)
  • Aug 23 Glenn Healy, Pickering, NHL goalie (NY Rangers)
  • Aug 23 Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Aug 23 Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician
  • Aug 24 Mary Ellen Weber, PhD/astronaut (STS 70), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 24 David Koechner, American actor
  • Aug 25 Dan Turk, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • Aug 25 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker
  • Aug 25 Ron Heller, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Aug 25 Shahid Mahboob, cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989)
  • Aug 25 Vivian Campbell, heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again)
  • Aug 25 David Packer, American actor
  • Aug 26 Roger Kingdom, US 60m hurdler (world record)
  • Aug 26 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
  • Aug 26 Tariq Ramadan, Geneva, Switzerland, Islamic scholar
  • Aug 27 Scott Davis, tennis star, born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 27 Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
  • Aug 28 Richard Elliott Fehr, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 28 Paul Allen, English footballer
  • Aug 28 David Fincher, American film director and producer (The Social Network, Gone Girl), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 29 Carl Banks, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants)
  • Aug 29 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer
  • Aug 30 Ricky Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • Aug 30 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer (d. 2006)
  • Aug 31 Wanda Guenette, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 31 Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor
  • Sep 1 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer
  • Sep 1 Ruud Gullit, Suriname/Dutch soccer star (Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan)
  • Sep 1 Tony Cascarino, Irish footballer
  • Sep 2 Prachya Pinkaew, Thai film director
  • Sep 2 Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor
  • Sep 2 Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
  • Sep 3 Dave Clark, Tupelo MS, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Sep 3 Costas Mandylor, Australian-born actor
  • Sep 4 Kiran More, Indian cricketer
  • Sep 4 Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 4 Shinya Yamanaka, Japanese physician (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine), born in Osaka, Japan

Physician Shinya Yamanaka
Shinya Yamanaka
  • Sep 5 Beth Underhill, Guelph Ontario, equestrian jumper (Olympics-26-92, 96)
  • Sep 5 Peter Wingfield, Welsh actor
  • Sep 6 Kevin Willis, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • Sep 6 Elizabeth Vargas, American journalist
  • Sep 6 Chris Christie, US politician (Governor of New Jersey (R) 2010-), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 7 Jennifer Egan, American novelist
  • Sep 8 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue)
  • Sep 8 Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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