On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1962

Historical Events

  • Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55

Famous Birthdays

  • Angelo Debarre, French gypsy jazz guitarist (Mémoires: Memories of Django), born in Saint-Denis, France
  • Eric Lutes, American actor (Del-Caroline in the City), born in Charlestown, Rhode Island
  • Michael Massimino, American astronaut (STS-109 Columbia, STS-125 Atlantis), born in Oceanside, New York
  • Tammy Bruce, American political commentator (Fox), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Valerie Kaprisky, French actress (Breathless, Public Woman), born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Kerstin Hesselgren, Swedish politician, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
1962 Highlights

About August 19, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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