What Happened on February 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"
  • Storm in Hamburg kills 265

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis Hawks

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)
  • Hennie Meijer, soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)
  • Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)
  • Samuel Bayer, American music video director
  • Tony Blain, cricketer (NZ Test wicket-keeper)

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
  • Joseph Kearns, actor (George-Dennis the Menace), dies at 55