- A referendum in Singapore supports the Malayan Federation.
- Typhoon Wanda strikes Hong Kong, killing at least 130 and wounding more than 600.
September 2 - The Soviet Union agrees to send arms to Cuba.
September 8 - Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a constitution.
September 11- The Beatles record their first single, 'Love Me Do' at Abbey Road Studios in London.
September 12 - President John F. Kennedy, at a speech at Rice University, reaffirms that the U.S. will put a man on
the moon by the end of the decade.
September 19 - Atlantic College opens it doors for the first time, marking the birth of the pioneering UWC educational
September 21 - A border conflict between China and India erupts into fighting.
- New Musical Express, a British music magazine, publishes a story about two 13-year-old schoolgirls, Sue and Mary,
releasing a disc on Decca and adds "A Liverpool group, The Beatles, have recorded 'Love Me Do' for Parlophone Records, set
for October 5 release."
September 22 - 21-year-old Bob Dylan premiers one of his most preeminent songs, "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall".
September 25 - Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson fight for the boxing world title.
September 26 - Civil war erupts in Yemen.
September 27 - A flash flood in Barcelona, Spain, kills more than 440 people.
- Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is released, giving rise to the modern environmentalist movement.
September 28 - Prime Minister Ahmed Ben Bella founds the first government in Algeria.
September 29 - The Canadian Alouette 1, the first satellite built outside the United States and the Soviet Union, is
launched from Vandenberg AFB in California.
September 30 - CBS broadcasts the final episodes of Suspense and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, marking the end of the
Golden Age of Radio. (source: Wikipedia)