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, American NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in New Hope, Minnesota
  • John "Hot Rod" Williams, American NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Michael "Mick" Conroy, British bassist (Stereo Lab, Modern English - "I Melt With You"), born in England
  • Yinka Shonibare, British Nigerian artist (Nelson's Ship in a Bottle), born in London, England
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse (1877-1962)

German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel Prize for Literature 1946), dies at 85

  • 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? 60 years, 7 months and 15 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