On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Netherlands & Indonesia sign accord over New Guinea
  • Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg, Georgia

Famous Birthdays

  • Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Tom Colicchio, American chef

Famous Deaths

  • Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)