On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1962

Historical Events

  • 1st automated (unmanned) subway train in New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
  • Laila Eloui, Egyptian actress
  • Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • Patrick Cassidy, American actor and composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Peter Steele [Petrus Ratajczyk], American heavy metal singer-songwriter, and bassist (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Lammers, German SS officer and Nazi politician, dies at 82
1962 Highlights

About January 4, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn