On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1962

Historical Events

  • Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts

Famous Birthdays

  • Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
  • Dustin Nguyen, Saigon Vietnam, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)
1962 Highlights

About September 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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