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" (Best Picture, Director, and 8 more), Sophia Loren (Two Women) & Maximilian Schell (Judgement At Nuremberg) win

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
Actor Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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? 59 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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