What Happened on August 5, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st quasar located by radio
  • Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement and for illegally leaving South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • UN command forbids flights to Katangese airports

Famous Birthdays

  • Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic-gold-92), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Richard De Groen, cricketer (NZ medium pacer 1993-)
  • William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), found dead of an apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36