On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1962

Historical Events

  • 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48; second straight win and 3rd title overall
  • Brazil nationalizes US businesses

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

Famous Birthdays

  • David Pate, American tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Ian MacKaye, American rocker (Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jeanne Golay, American cyclist (Olympics-16th-92, 96), born in Coral Gables, Florida
1962 Highlights

About April 16, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries