What Happened on June 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
  • Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade

BattleExecution

SS officer Adolf Eichmann is executed in Israel after being found guilty of war crimes

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • Sherri Howard, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Sherman, Texas

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Adolf Eichmann, German Nazi officer (SS-Obersturmbannf├╝hrer, Holocaust organizer), hanged in Israel at 56

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann