What Happened on September 6, 1962

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Christie, American politician (Governor of New Jersey (R) 2010-), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Doug Boyle, English guitarist and composer (Robert Plant; Nigel Kennedy), born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England
  • Elizabeth Vargas, American TV journalist (20/20), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Kevin Willis, American basketball center (NBA C'ship 2003 SA Spurs; NBA All-Star 1992 Atlanta Hawks; one of 15 players 16,000+ career points & 11,000+ rebounds), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Hanns Eisler, Austrian composer (East German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
1962 Highlights

About September 6, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sheila - Tommy Roe
  • UK #1 Song: I Remember You - Frank Ifield