What Happened on December 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert NYC after 300 performances
  • 114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC
  • Attempted coup in British-controlled Brunei
  • Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)

Famous Birthdays

  • Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)
  • Marty Friedman, American guitarist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Steve Elkington, Australian golfer (1995 PGA Championship), born in Inverell, New South Wales

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington