On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Peter, Paul & Mary release their first hit "If I Had a Hammer"

Famous Birthdays

  • Felipe Calderón, Mexican politician (President of Mexico, 2006–12), born in Morelia, Mexico
  • Sandra Farmer-Patrick, Jamaican-born American 400m hurdler, born in Kingston, Jamaica

Famous Deaths

  • Cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68