What Happened on February 7, 1962

Historical Events

  • Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298

Historic Event

US President JFK begins blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
  • David Bryan [Rashbaum], American rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name"), and theatrical composer (Memphis; The Toxic Avenger), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian

Garth BrooksGarth Brooks (60 years old)

American country singer (No Fences; "Friends In Low Places"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma


Famous Deaths

  • Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (b. 1886)
1962 Highlights

About February 7, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Peppermint Twist - Part I - Joey Dee & the Starliters
  • UK #1 Song: The Young Ones - Cliff Richard & The Shadows