On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1962

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nelson Mandela captured by South African police

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

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), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestRoger Clemens

Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

1962 Highlights

About August 4, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo