On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1962

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 - "Missing"), born in Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
1962 Highlights

About September 26, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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