What Happened on December 8, 1962

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

Event of Interest

Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)

1962 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)
  • Marty Friedman, American heavy metal guitarist (Megadeath), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Venezuelan conductor (Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, 2003-present), born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Steve ElkingtonSteve Elkington (60 years old)

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

Born in 1962

About December 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
  • UK #1 Song: Return To Sender - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires