September 1962 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
  • Sep 1 United Nations announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion
  • Sep 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 4 French president De Gaulle visits German FR
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 8 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • Sep 8 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 8 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'
  • Sep 9 Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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 16 Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
  • 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 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 Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett refuses to admit an African-American, James Meredith, to Mississippi University
  • 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 NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
  • 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
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 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 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 of pesticide use in the US on the environment

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer
  • Sep 2 Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
  • 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
Physician
Shinya Yamanaka
  • 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 Christopher Klim, American novelist
  • Sep 9 Aleta Rzepecki Sill, bowler (1983 WIBC single), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 11 Filip Dewinter Belgian politician
  • Sep 13 Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author
  • Sep 22 Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer
  • Sep 26 Peter Foster, Australian con-man
  • Sep 28 S C Grant, British Lt-General

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter, dies at 63
  • Sep 3 E. E. Cummings, American poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67
  • Sep 7 Karen Blixen-Finecke, Danish baroness/writer (Isak Dinesen - Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • Sep 7 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)
  • Sep 7 Isak Dinesen, Danish author (b. 1885)
  • Sep 8 Hermann Standiger, German chemist (Nobel 1953), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Pat Rooney, American vaudevillian (Night club), dies at 82
  • Sep 16 Saif al-Islam Achmad, monarch of Yemen, dies at about 71
  • Sep 18 Therese Neumann, German stigma, dies at 64
  • Sep 19 Nikolai Pogodin, Soviet playwright, dies at 61
  • Sep 27 Francisco Brochado da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962), dies at 52
  • Sep 29 Patrick Corry, developed self-rotating rock drill, dies in the Bronx