On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1962

Historical Events


MurderAssassination Attempt

Failed assassination attempt on French president Charles de Gaulle

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Sauers, American golfer (US Senior Open 2016; PGA C'ship 1992 runner-up), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • James Debarge, American rock vocalist and keyboardist (Debarge - "Rhythm Of The Night"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Marie Laurie Mahabir, North American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87), born in Le Moule, Guadeloupe
1962 Highlights

About August 22, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo