On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1962

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer, first official concert two days later

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Carell, American actor and comedian (The Office), born in Concord, Massachusetts
1962 Highlights

About August 16, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo