On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1962

Historical Events

  • "Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn
  • American Basketball League announces suspension of operation
  • Dutch leave New Guinea
  • Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cin for 10 yrs

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Diamont, American actor (Brad-Young & Restless), born in NYC, New York
  • Heather McCartney, American-British potter & artist, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jennifer Higdon, American classical music composer (2010 Pulitzer; 3 Grammy Awards) and educator (Curtis Institute of Music, 1994 - present), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Tyrone Corbin, American NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks), born in Columbia, South Carolina
1962 Highlights

About December 31, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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