On This Day

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

Historic Event

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


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 Elkington

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


1962 Highlights

About December 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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