On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
  • USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Czyz, American boxer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Cliff Burton, American bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)

Famous Deaths

  • Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter and graphic artist, dies at 83