On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1962

Historical Events

  • Australian cricket batting champion Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW v Queensland in Sydney at just 17 years, 8 days; scores 50 in NSW 2nd innings

Sports History

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

Famous Birthdays

Carles Puigdemont

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

  • 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? 58 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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