On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1962

Historical Events

  • Southern University closed due to demonstrations
  • US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison Arngrim, American actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie), born in NYC, New York
  • David O'Connor, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dito, Portuguese soccer defender (17 caps; Braga, Benfica, Vitória Setúbal) and manager (Portimonense, Moreirense), born in Barcelos, Portugal (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Raymond Moulaert, Belgian pianist and composer, dies at 86
1962 Highlights

About January 18, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn