On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1962

Historical Events

  • Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule

Famous Birthdays

Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh, Chinese-Malaysian actress (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies), born in Ipoh, Federation of Malaya

  • Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
1962 Highlights

About August 6, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
  • UK #1 Song: I Remember You - Frank Ifield