What Happened on August 14, 1962

Historical Events

  • French & Italian workers break through at Mont Blanc Vehicular Tunnel

Event of Interest

NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m

  • US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
1962 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerry Foltz, American golfer and commentator (Golf Channel), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mark Gubicza, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mark Robert Isfeld, Canadian soldier and United Nations peacekeeper, born in Zweibr├╝cken, Germany
  • Rameez Raja, Pakistani cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman), born in Faisalabad, Pakistan
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • June Richmond, American jazz singer (Jimmy Dorsey; Cab Calloway; Andy Kirk - "Hey Lawdy Mama"), dies of a heart attack at 47 [1]

About August 14, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
  • UK #1 Song: I Remember You - Frank Ifield