What Happened on August 4, 1962

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • Joey Huffman, American rock keyboard and organ player (Soul Asylum), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Lori Lightfoot, American lawyer and politician, 1st female African American Mayor of Chicago (2019-), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • Paul Reynolds, British rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls - "I Ran (So Far Away)"), born in Liverpool, England

Roger ClemensRoger Clemens (60 years old)

American baseball pitcher (7 x Cy Young Awards; AL MVP 1986 Boston Red Sox; Triple Crown 1997, 98 Toronto Blue Jays; 11 x MLB All Star), born in Dayton, Ohio

Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe (1926-1962)

American actress (Some Like It Hot; The Seven Year Itch), found dead of an apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36

1962 Highlights

About August 4, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Roses Are Red (My Love) - Bobby Vinton
  • UK #1 Song: I Remember You - Frank Ifield