On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1962

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

St. Louis 1st baseman Stan Musial's records his 3,516th hit in Cards' 4-3 loss v NY Mets; overtakes Tris Speaker into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb on the MLB all-time list

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugenio Derbez, Mexican comedian and actor
  • Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator
  • Keir Starmer, British lawyer and politician (Member of Parliament, 2015 -present; Leader of the Labour Party), born in Southwark, London, England
  • Prachya Pinkaew, Thai film director

Famous Deaths

  • William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
1962 Highlights

About September 2, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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