On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1962

Historical Events

  • British driver Graham Hill wins the South African Grand Prix at Prince George Circuit in a BRM; takes out his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 12 points from Scotsman Jim Clark
  • Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCarles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont [i Casamajó], Catalan politician and nationalist (President of Catalonia, 2016-17), born in Amer, Catalonia, Spain

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont
  • Devon White, Jamaican-born American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Kingston, Jamaica
1962 Highlights

About December 29, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn