On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1962

The Beatles? 'They have no future in show business'

Historical Events

  • 28th Orange Bowl: #4 LSU beats #7 Colorado, 25-7
  • 28th Sugar Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #9 Arkansas, 10-3`
  • 48th Rose Bowl: #6 Minnesota beats #16 UCLA, 21-3
  • Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
  • Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
  • United States Navy SEALs established.
  • Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa

Famous Birthdays

  • Ari Up, German musician (The Slits)
  • Pierce Holt, American NFL defensive lineman (Pro Bowl, All-Pro selection 1992; San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Marlin, Texas
  • Ravshanbek Aliyev, Kirgiz, cosmonaut

Famous Deaths

  • Diego Martínez Barrio, Spanish president (1939), dies at 76
1962 Highlights

About January 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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