What Happened on April 9, 1962

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

26th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Arnold Palmer wins the 3rd of his 4 Masters titles in an 18 hole Monday playoff with Gary Player and Dow Finsterwald; tournament's first 3-way playoff

Academy Awards

34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story" (Best Picture, Director, and 8 more), Sophia Loren (Two Women) & Maximilian Schell (Judgement At Nuremberg) win

Event of Interest

US President JohnF. Kennedy throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium

1962 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddie Joe Nunn, American NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Noxubee County, Mississippi
  • Jeff Turner, American NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Bangor, Maine
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Juan Belmonte, famed bullfighter, dies at 70

About April 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
  • UK #1 Song: Wonderful Land - The Shadows