September 1962 calendar

September 1962

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 1962.
The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on September 1962: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1962?


  • 01 Sep 1962 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Sep 1962 The Soviet Union agrees to send arms to Cuba.
  • 03 Sep 1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • 04 Sep 1962 Beatles record How Do You Do It at EMI
  • 05 Sep 1962 Atletico Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup II
  • 08 Sep 1962 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • 09 Sep 1962 76th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64)
  • 10 Sep 1962 KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Sep 1962 Beatles cut Love Me Do andPS I Love You with Andy White on drums
  • 15 Sep 1962 Bravo, Giovanni closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • 16 Sep 1962 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • 17 Sep 1962 Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • 18 Sep 1962 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • 19 Sep 1962 Atlantic College opens it doors for the first time, marking the birth of the pioneering UWC educational movement.
  • 20 Sep 1962 Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria
  • 22 Sep 1962 Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall
  • 23 Sep 1962 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
  • 24 Sep 1962 KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Sep 1962 Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • 26 Sep 1962 LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
  • 27 Sep 1962 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
  • 28 Sep 1962 Brighter Day, last airs on CBS-TV daytime
  • 29 Sep 1962 Alley Cat by Bent Fabric and His Piano peaks at #7
  • 30 Sep 1962 JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
  • 06 Sep 1962 The United States government begins the Exercise Spade Fork nuclear readiness drill.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in September 1962?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Sheila
  2. - Sherry
  3. - The Loco-Motion
  4. - You Don't Know Me
  5. - Ramblin' Rose

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Remember You
  2. - Telstar
  3. - She's Not You
  4. - The Loco-Motion
  5. - Things


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1962?

Jfk Coloring Book by Jackie Kannon

Jfk Coloring Book


How could a coloring book be on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers List for 14 weeks? It was 1962.

The Sound Of Bow Bells by Jerome Weidman

The Sound Of Bow Bells


This is the 19th novel of Jerome Weidman. His 1959 play, Fiorello! won the Pulitzer Prize. Sam Silver, a magazine writer, finds the path to his true ambitions and freedom.

The Golden Rendezvous by Alistair MacLean

The Golden Rendezvous


For more information, see the SS Campari website.

Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter

Ship of Fools


The story is set on a cruise ship bound for Germany in the summer 1931. The passengers include a Spanish noblewoman and a drunken German lawyer. An American divorcee is also included.

The Big Laugh by John O'Hara

The Big Laugh


This is a devastating account of the film industry's Golden Age in all its fake power and glory. John O'Hara's famously sharp-edged social reality and on-the-money dialogue.