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 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

Little Eva

Pop singer Little Eva (19) weds James Harris

1962 Highlights

About December 18, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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