On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1962

Historical Events

Film Release

"Lawrence of Arabia" film directed by David Lean and starring Peter O'Toole, is released in the United States

  • Nepal establishes its constitution and becomes a Constitutional Hindu Monarchy
  • NY Giant Y. A. Tittle sets NFL season touchdown pass record at 33 with 6 touchdowns vs Dallas (41-31)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Tenney, actor (Brooklyn South)
  • Maruschka Detmers, Schoonebeek Holland, actress (Devil in the Flesh)
  • Melanie Smith, actress (Emily-As the World Turns), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive lineman (Chicago Bears), born in Aiken, South Carolina
1962 Highlights

About December 16, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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