On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1962

Historical Events

  • "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7
  • "Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3
  • "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 performances
  • "Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
  • Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
  • Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader

Historic Event

JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Pitrelli, American musician and guitarist
  • Roger Bart, American actor and singer (The Producers), born in Norwalk, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Patrick Corry, developed self-rotating rock drill, dies in the Bronx
  • Robert Burton, American actor (The Big Heat, Compulsion, A Man Called Peter), dies from cancer at 67
1962 Highlights

About September 29, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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