On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills becomes first player in MLB history to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
  • TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
  • Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)

Famous Birthdays

  • Melissa Sue Anderson, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Berkeley, California
  • Peter Foster, Australian career criminal and con man, born in Queensland, Australia
  • Steve Moneghetti, Australian marathoner (Olympic 5th 1988, 92, 96), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • Tracey Thorn, English rock vocalist (Everything But The Girl), born in Brookmans Park, United Kingdom