On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1962

Historical Events

  • 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Healy, Canadian NHL goalie (NY Rangers), born in Pickering, Ontario, Canada
  • Kyle Clifton, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Olney, Texas
  • Martin Cauchon, Canadian politician (Minister of Justice 2002-03), born in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

John Lennon, musician and member of the Beatles, weds Cynthia Powell

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund "Hoot" Gibson, American rodeo champion, western actor, director, and producer (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw), dies from cancer at 70
  • Irving Fine, American composer (Toccata), dies of heart disease at 47
  • Walter Anderson, German folklorist, dies at 76
1962 Highlights

About August 23, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo