July 11, 1962 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
  • Brothers Hank & Tommie Aaron homer in same inning
  • Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
  • Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), dies at 87

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young