On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1962

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
  • Jacob Matlala, South African boxer (WBO, WBU, IBA flyweight champion; shortest world champion ever at 1.47m [4-foot-10]), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2013)
  • Joetta Clark, American 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
1962 Highlights

About August 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo