What Happened on January 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
  • Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Famous Birthdays

  • Sultan Zarawani, cricketer (United Arab Emirates capt 1996 World Cup)

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish poet, novelist, recognized as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature (A Mind at Peace, The Time Regulation Institute), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (b. 1877)
  • Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62