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, 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 (Modern English - "I Melt With You")
  • Yinka Shonibare, British Nigerian artist (Nelson's Ship in a Bottle), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse, 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? 59 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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