What Happened on April 10, 1962

Historical Events

  • 52,564 fans attend first MLB game at LA's Dodger Stadium at Chavez Ravine, a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds
  • Houston Colt .45s make their MLB debut with an 11-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Colt Stadium; outfielder Román Mejías hits a pair of 3-run homers

Famous Birthdays

  • Cathy Turner, American short track skater (Olympic gold 1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jukka Tammi, Finnish hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Steve Tasker, American NFL wide receiver, broadcaster (Buffalo Bills, 7-time Pro Bowl), born in Smith Center, Kansas
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (b. 1886)
  • Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish visual artist and rock bassist (The Beatles, 1960-61), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 21

About April 10, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
  • UK #1 Song: Wonderful Land - The Shadows