On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule

Famous Birthdays

  • Michelle Yeoh, Chinese-Malaysian actress ( Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies), born in Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio