On This Day

Historical Events in September 1962

  • Sep 1 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
  • Sep 1 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 United Nations announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion
  • Sep 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 1 Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.

Baseball Record

Sep 2 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

  • Sep 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 4 Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI

Historic Event

Sep 4 French President Charles de Gaulle visits German FR

  • Sep 5 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • Sep 5 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 8 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • Sep 8 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 8 Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 'Evening Star'
  • Sep 9 Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
  • Sep 9 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 10 WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 10 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Rod Laver completes his first Grand Slam defeating fellow Queenslander Roy Emerson 6-2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 10 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Smith beats defending champion Darlene Hard 9-7, 6-4 for her first US singles crown

  • Sep 11 Beatles record "Love Me Do", "PS I Love You", and a slow version of "Please, Please Me" with Andy White on drums
  • Sep 11 KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • Sep 15 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • Sep 15 KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk
  • Sep 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 15 WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 16 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • Sep 16 Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
  • Sep 16 Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 17 Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • Sep 17 US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
  • Sep 18 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • Sep 18 Charlie Finley is denied permission to move As to Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Sep 18 Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
  • Sep 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 20 Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria

Historic Event

Sep 20 Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett refuses to admit an African-American, James Meredith, to Mississippi University

Music History

Sep 22 Bob Dylan plays Carnegie Hall, NYC

Television Debut

Sep 23 ABC's 1st color TV series - The Jetsons by Hanna-Barbera first broadcast

  • Sep 23 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills breaks Ty Cobb's 1915 MLB steals record, recording #97 on his way to 104
  • Sep 23 Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora" premieres in Berlin
  • Sep 23 NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
  • Sep 24 KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 24 US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Mississippi
  • Sep 25 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia

Boxing Title Fight

Sep 25 Challenger Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson at 2:06 of round 1 at Comiskey Park, Chicago to win the world heavyweight boxing title

  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 25 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • Sep 25 Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 25 "New Painting of Common Objects" exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum opens - 1st show on American Pop Art
  • Sep 26 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills becomes first player in MLB history to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
  • Sep 26 TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
  • Sep 26 Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
  • Sep 27 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
  • Sep 27 US sells Israel Hawk anti-aircraft missiles

Historic Publication

Sep 27 Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts of pesticide use in the US on the environment

  • Sep 28 "Brighter Day" last airs on CBS-TV daytime
  • Sep 28 "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Jan Murray Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 The last airing of "The Tonight Show" prior to Johnny Carson becoming host airs on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
  • Sep 28 Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
  • Sep 28 Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Sep 29 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7
  • Sep 29 "Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3
  • Sep 29 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 performances
  • Sep 29 "Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV
  • Sep 29 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
  • Sep 29 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
  • Sep 29 Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader

Historic Event

Sep 29 JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi

  • Sep 29 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consecutive innings pitched without a walk
  • Sep 30 JFK sends 3,000 federal troops to University of Mississippi to quell riots protesting desegregation [1]
  • Sep 30 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 30 NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1

Historic Event

Sep 30 Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers