On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1962

Historical Events

  • "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dina Lohan, American television personality, mother and manager of actress Lindsay Lohan, born in NYC, New York
  • Earnest Byner, American NFL running back (Cleveland Browns) and coach, born in Milledgeville, Georgia
  • Patricia "Patty" Shea, American field hockey goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Belmont, New York
  • Rebecca Miller, American director and writer (The Ballad of Jack and Rose), born in Roxbury, Connecticut

Famous Weddings

Janet Leigh

Actress Janet Leigh (35) weds stockbroker Robert Brandt

1962 Highlights

About September 15, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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