On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1962

Historical Events

Music History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • (Vendela) Astrid Young, Canadian session vocalist, singer-songwriter, and best-selling author (Being Young), born in Toronto, Ontario

Steve Carell

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? 59 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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