What Happened on August 22, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Marie Laurie Mahabir, North American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87), born in Le Moule, Guadeloupe