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 (Gramercy Tavern), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Lei Feng, Chinese soldier (became a propaganda icon after his death), dies in an accident at 21

About August 15, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 13 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