On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1962

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Dong-Wook Song, South Korean tennis player, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Duffy Waldorf Jr, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • James Marsters, American actor (Spike-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Greenville, California
  • Pedro Gomez, American sports journalist (ESPN 2003-21), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2021)
1962 Highlights

About August 20, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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