What Happened on January 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690m

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Carrey, Ontario Canada, actor (Living Color, Dumb & Dumber, Mask)
  • Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author

Famous Deaths

  • Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56