On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert NYC after 300 performances
  • 114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC
  • Attempted coup in British-controlled Brunei
  • Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)

Famous Birthdays

  • Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)
  • Marty Friedman, American guitarist

Person of interestSteve Elkington

Steve Elkington, Australian golfer (PGA Championship 1995; 10 PGA Tour titles), born in Inverell, New South Wales

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington