On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1962

Historical Events

Assassination Attempt

Failed assassination attempt on 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? 59 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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