On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1962

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Donovan, English musician (Big Audio Dynamite)
  • Julia Fordham, British pop and jazz singer-songwriter ("Happy Ever After"), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Suzanne Collins, American author (The Hunger Games Trilogy), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Famous Weddings

Marlon Brando

Actor Marlon Brando (38) marries Tahitian actress Tarita Teriipaia (20) (divorced 1972)

Famous Deaths

  • Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
1962 Highlights

About August 10, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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