On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1962

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)
1962 Highlights

About August 15, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo