What Happened on January 17, 1962

Historical Events

Event of Interest

NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690m

  • Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

Jim Carrey (61 years old)

Canadian-American actor (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb & Dumber, The Mask), born in Ontario Canada

  • Sebastian Junger, American journalist & author, born in Belmont, Massachusetts
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies of a heart attack at 56

About January 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

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