On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1962

Historical Events

  • Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
  • Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Larsen Piers, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1996), born in Westchester, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Saif al-Islam Achmad, monarch of Yemen, dies at about 71
1962 Highlights

About September 16, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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