On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1962

Historical Events

  • 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)
  • 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Fordham, English darts player (BDO World Champion 2004), born in Bristol, England (d. 2021)
  • Ben Testerman, tennis star, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Michael T Weiss, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Paul Kilgus, baseball player
1962 Highlights

About February 2, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius