January 26, 1962 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's "Twist" is impure & bans it from all Catholic schools
  • Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
  • US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65