On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • Failed assassination on President Nkrumah of Ghana

Famous Birthdays

  • Gertjan Verbeek, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen), born in Deventer, Netherlands
  • Joetta Clark, American 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62