On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1962

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
1962 Highlights

About August 18, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 9 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