What Happened on December 23, 1962

Historical Events

  • AFL Championship, Jeppesen Stadium, Houston: Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers, 20-17; Tommy Brooker lands winning 25-yard field goal in overtime
  • Cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion

Famous Birthdays

  • Bertrand Gachot, French racing driver, born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in French Lick, Indiana
  • Kang Je-gyu, South Korean film director, born in Masan, South Korea
  • Sonny Emory, American session and touring drummer (Earth, Wind & Fire, 1987-99), and music professor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • George Saiko, Austrian writer, dies at 70
  • Luis Alberni, Spanish character actor (The Lady Eve, Topaze), dies at 76

About December 23, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Telstar - The Tornadoes
  • UK #1 Song: Return To Sender - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires