What Happened on December 31, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn
  • American Basketball League announces suspension of operation
  • Dutch leave New Guinea
  • Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cin for 10 yrs

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Diamont, actor (Brad-Young & Restless)
  • Heather McCartney, British artist and daughter of Paul McCartney
  • Tyrone Corbin, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks)