What Happened on October 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
  • NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
  • Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer

Famous Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

French singer Édith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf

Famous Deaths

  • Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80