On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1962

Historical Events

  • Storm in Hamburg kills 265

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis Hawks

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison Hargreaves, British mountaineer and 1st woman to climb Mount Everest alone without bottled oxygen (1995), born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1995)
  • David McComb, Australian singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Triffids, 1976-89; d The Blackeyed Susans, 1989–93), born in Perth, Australia (d. 1999)
  • Hennie Meijer, Dutch soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)
  • Lou Diamond Phillips, Filipino American actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver), born at Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines
  • Samuel Bayer, American music video director
  • Tony Blain, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test wicket-keeper)

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno Walter, German symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
  • Joseph Kearns, American actor (George-Dennis the Menace), des at 55
1962 Highlights

About February 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius