What Happened on October 11, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Second Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Johnson, Seaside OR, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Louisiana Open-3rd)
  • Joan Cusack, Evanston Illinois, actress (SNL, Addams Family Values)
  • Leslie Landon, actress (Etta Plum-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Martin Bayless, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
  • Nicola Bryant, English actress
  • Philip Newport, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91)

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists to independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, dies at 90