On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (b. 1886)
  • Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21