What Happened on April 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

26th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
  • JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddie Joe Nunn, NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jeff Turner, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

Famous Deaths

  • Juan Belmonte, famed bullfighter, dies at 70