What Happened on September 1, 1962

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ruud Gullit, Dutch soccer midfielder (66 caps; Ballon d'Or 1987; Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan, Chelsea), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Tony Cascarino, Irish soccer striker, broadcaster (88 caps Rep of Ireland; Millwall, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Marseille, Nancy), born in St Paul's Cray, Kent, England

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Mauve (Jr), Dutch painter, dies at 63
1962 Highlights

About September 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sheila - Tommy Roe
  • UK #1 Song: I Remember You - Frank Ifield