What Happened on August 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • Failed assassination on president Nkrumah of Ghana

Famous Birthdays

  • Gertjan Verbeek, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Joetta Clark, 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Traci Phillips, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62