What Happened on August 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker

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