On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1962

Historical Events

  • Jamaica signs agreement to become independent
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Anik Bissonnette, Canadian ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Diego Perez, Spanish tennis star
  • Martin D Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary

Famous Deaths

  • Harriet Ware (Krumbhaar), American concert pianist, composer (Women's Triumphal March; The Rose Is Red; The Varying Shore), and music educator, dies at 84
1962 Highlights

About February 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 17 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