What Happened on February 7, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President JFK begins blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports.

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
  • David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
  • Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Garth Brooks, American country singer (No Fences, Double Live), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow
  • Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (b. 1886)