On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1962

Historical Events

  • Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
  • Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2)
  • LA Dodgers protest as San Francisco manager Alvin Dark orders Candlestick Park ground crew to water down base paths to hinder MLB All-Star Maury Wills' base-stealing attempts; Giants win 5-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Hayes, American NFL tight end and coach (KC Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania
  • Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
1962 Highlights

About August 11, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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