On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1962

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Dukler Prague midfielder Josef Masopust wins award for best European football player; beats Benfica striker Eusébio and FC Köln defender Karl-Heinz Schnellinger

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony premieres in Moscow

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Pop singer Little Eva (19) weds James Harris

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva

1962 Highlights

About December 18, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius