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

British "Beatles" musician John Lennon (21) weds Cynthia Powell (22); divorce in 1968

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? 59 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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