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

F1 World Champion

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 (60 years old)

Catalan politician and nationalist (President of Catalonia, 2016-17), born in Amer, Catalonia, Spain

  • Devon White, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1989, 93, 98; World Series 1992, 93 Toronto Blue Jays, 1997 Florida Marlins; 7 × Gold Glove Award), born in Kingston, Jamaica
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Rosbaud, Austrian conductor (South West German Radio Orchestra, 1948-62), dies at 67

About December 29, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Telstar - The Tornadoes
  • UK #1 Song: The Next Time/Bachelor Boy - Cliff Richard & The Shadows