On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1962

Historical Events

  • Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome

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Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
Pope John XXIII
Pope
John XXIII

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Daulton, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1992, 93, 95; World Series 1997; Silver Slugger Award 1992; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 2017)
  • Francesca Lia Block, American author
  • Gavin Hastings OBE, Scottish rugby union fullback and captain (61 caps Scotland, 6 caps British Lions; Watsonians, London Scottish, Cambridge University), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Guy Pratt, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Babe Dye, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1922; NHL scoring champion 1922–23, 24-25; Toronto St. Patricks/Maple Leafs), dies at 64
  • Hermann Lux, German soccer defender (3 caps; manager Tennis Borussia Berlin), dies at 68
1962 Highlights

About January 3, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn