What Happened in September 1962

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
  • Sep 1 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 United Nations announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion
  • Sep 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 1 Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 2 Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Sep 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • Sep 4 Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI
  • Sep 4 French president De Gaulle visits German FR
  • Sep 5 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • Sep 5 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
  • 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 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
  • Sep 9 Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
  • Sep 9 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 82nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Sep 10 76th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Darlene Hard (9-7, 6-4)
  • Sep 11 Beatles cut "Love Me Do" & "PS I Love You" with Andy White on drums

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 11 Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Sep 11 KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • Sep 15 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • 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 15 WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • Sep 16 Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
  • Sep 16 Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
  • Sep 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 17 Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • Sep 17 US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
  • Sep 18 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

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Sep 23 ABC's 1st color TV series - The Jetsons by Hanna-Barbera first broadcast

Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
  • 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 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
  • Sep 23 NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
  • Sep 24 KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 25 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 25 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • 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 TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
  • 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

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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 "Brighter Day" last airs on CBS-TV daytime
  • Sep 28 "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Jan Murray Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Tonight Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
  • 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 "Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3
  • Sep 29 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 performances
  • Sep 29 "Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
  • 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
  • Sep 30 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
  • Sep 30 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer
  • Sep 1 Ruud Gullit, Suriname/Dutch soccer star (Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan)
  • Sep 1 Tony Cascarino, Irish footballer
  • Sep 2 Prachya Pinkaew, Thai film director
  • Sep 2 Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor
  • Sep 2 Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
  • Sep 3 Dave Clark, Tupelo MS, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Sep 3 Costas Mandylor, Australian-born actor
  • Sep 4 Kiran More, Indian cricketer
  • 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
Shinya Yamanaka
  • Sep 5 Peter Wingfield, Welsh rocker and actor (Methos-Highlander), born in Cardiff
  • Sep 5 Beth Underhill, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 26-92, 96), born in Georgetown, Ontario
  • Sep 6 Kevin Willis, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • 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 René Klijn, [Dorian], singer (Mr Blue)
  • Sep 8 Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player
  • Sep 8 Christopher Klim, American novelist
  • Sep 8 Thomas Kretschmann, German actor
  • Sep 9 Aleta Rzepecki Sill, bowler (1983 WIBC single), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 9 Derek Kennard, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Sep 9 Jack Trudeau, NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers)
  • Sep 10 Esteban Toledo, Mexican professional golfer, born in Mexicali, Mexico
  • Sep 11 Kristy McNichol, actress (Buddy-Family, Barbara-Empty Nest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 11 Filip Dewinter Belgian politician
  • Sep 11 Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer
  • Sep 12 Amy Yasbeck, Blue Ash, Ohio, American actress (Casey Davenport-Wings, Mask)
  • Sep 12 Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer
  • Sep 13 Brian Andrew Fowler, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Sep 13 Grady Neal Lancaster, Smithfield NC, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson)
  • Sep 13 Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author
  • Sep 15 Aubrey Matthews, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 15 Earnest Byner, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
  • Sep 15 Patricia "Patty" Shea, Belmont NY, field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 15 Dina Lohan, American actress and reality television star, mother of Lindsay Lohan
  • Sep 16 Julie Larsen Piers, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty), born in Westchester, New York
  • Sep 16 Kimberly McArthur, playmate (January, 1982), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 17 Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)
  • Sep 17 Wayne Riley, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 17 Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
  • Sep 18 Joanne Catherall, rock vocalist (Human League), born in Sheffield, England
  • Sep 18 John Fashanu, English footballer
  • Sep 19 Randy Myers, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles)
  • Sep 19 Tonja Walker, actress (Alex-One Life to Live), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Sep 19 Cheri Oteri, American actress and comedian
  • Sep 19 Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 21 Grant Fuhr, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • Sep 21 Rob Morrow, actor (Dr Fleishman-Northern Exposure), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Sep 22 Rob Stone, actor (Kevin-Mr Belvedere), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 22 Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 22 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, born in Auckland (d. 2016)

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Martin Crowe
  • Sep 23 Jack Warren Pierce, Cherry Hill NJ, hurdler
  • Sep 24 Arden Knoll, Saskatoon Sask, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike-2nd)
  • Sep 24 Jack Dee, British comedian
  • Sep 24 Mike Phelan, English former footballer
  • Sep 24 Nia Vardalos, Canadian actress
  • Sep 25 Rajiv Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87)
  • Sep 26 Melissa Sue Anderson, Cal, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
  • Sep 26 Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96)
  • Sep 26 Tracey Thorn, rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl)
  • Sep 26 Peter Foster, Australian con-man
  • Sep 27 Dennis Paulson, PGA golfer (1994 Freeport-McMoRan-4th), born in San Gabriel, California
  • Sep 27 Gavin Larsen, cricketer (NZ medium-pace all-rounder)
  • Sep 28 Anne-Marie Fox, playmate (Feb, 1982), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 28 Irving Fryar, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • Sep 28 Laurie Rinker-Graham, LPGA golfer (1986 LPGA Corning), born in Stuart, Flordia
  • Sep 28 Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
  • Sep 28 S C Grant, British Lt-General
  • Sep 28 Thomas Mork, Danish actor (Krystalbarnet, Bryggeren)
  • Sep 29 Roger Bart, American actor
  • Sep 29 Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist
  • Sep 30 Dave Magadan, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 30 Frank Rijkaard, Surinam/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • Sep 30 George Jamison, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 30 Leon Hutten, soccer player (RKC)
  • Sep 30 Shaan [Shantanu Mukherjee], Indian singer, born in Khandwa

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 15 Actress Janet Leigh (35) weds stockbroker Robert Brandt

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 14 Actress Janet Leigh (35) divorces actor Tony Curtis (37) after after 10 years of marriage

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
  • Sep 3 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter, dies at 63
  • Sep 3 E. E. Cummings, American poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67
  • Sep 4 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, dies at 80
  • Sep 6 Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • Sep 6 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
  • 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 9 Geoffrey Mander, English industrialist (Mander Brothers Ltd.), dies at 80
  • Sep 14 Marcel Delannoy, composer, dies at 64
  • 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