January 1, 1962 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
  • United States Navy SEALs established.
  • Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa

Birthdays in History

  • Ravshanbek Aliyev, Kirgiz, cosmonaut

Deaths in History

  • Diego Martínez Barrio, Spanish president (1939), dies at 76