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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

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

1962 Highlights

About December 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius