On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1962

Historical Events

  • 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany

Contract of Interest

Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles

Hall of Fame

Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish poet, novelist, recognized as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature (A Mind at Peace, The Time Regulation Institute), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Stanley Lord, Captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster, dies at 84
  • Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62
1962 Highlights

About January 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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