On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1962

Historical Events

Sport awardUS 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

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
  • JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium

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

Famous Deaths

  • Juan Belmonte, famed bullfighter, dies at 70
1962 Highlights

About April 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries