On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1962

Historical Events

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

12th NBA All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Mo: West beats East, 150-130; MVP: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks, C; All-Star record 27 rebounds

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit
  • Shooting begins on "Dr No" the first James Bond film
  • Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"

Famous Birthdays

  • Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician, born in Bellingen, Australia
  • Kevin Ross, American NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Maxine Jones, American R&B singer (En Vogue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Paul Webb, English rocker (Talk Talk - ''It's My Life"), born in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
  • Frank Hurley, Australian photographer (b. 1885)
  • Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor and architect, dies at 78
1962 Highlights

About January 16, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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