Historical Events in September 1962

  • 1st 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
  • 1st KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1st UN announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion
  • 1st USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1st Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.

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2nd Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 2nd USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 3rd Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • 4th Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI
  • 4th French president De Gaulle visits German FR
  • 5th Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • 5th Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
  • 6th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 8th Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • 8th USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 8th Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 'Evening Star'
  • 9th Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
  • 9th Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
  • 9th WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 10th KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 10th WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sport awardTennis Open

10th 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

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

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

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11th Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles

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

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22nd Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall

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

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

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27th 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
  • 28th "Brighter Day" last airs on CBS-TV daytime
  • 28th "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 28th "Jan Murray Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 28th "Tonight Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 28th "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
  • 28th Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
  • 28th Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 29th "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7
  • 29th "Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3
  • 29th "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 performances
  • 29th "Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 29th "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
  • 29th Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
  • 29th Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader

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

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

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

Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez
Farm Labor Leader
Cesar Chavez