On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1962

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"To Kill a Mockingbird", a film adaptation of the novel by Harper Lee, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, is released (Gregory Peck - Best Actor Academy Awards 1963)

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Cameron, Morrison Ill, actor (Herbie-Spencer)
  • Mary Ellen Clark, American diver (Olympics 2 bronze-92, 96), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
1962 Highlights

About December 25, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn