On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1962

Famous Birthdays

  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German politician, Leader of Christian Democratic Union (2018-), born in Völklingen, West Germany
  • Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Michael "Mick" Conroy, British bassist (Modern English - "I Melt With You")

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), dies at 85

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • Lowell Stockman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon, dies at 61
1962 Highlights

About August 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo