What Happened on January 4, 1962

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Kleine, American NBA center, 1985-2000 (Olympic gold, 1984; Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, and 4 other teams), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Laila Eloui, Egyptian film actress, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Martin McAloon, British power-pop bassist (Prefab Sprout - "2 Wheels Good"), born in Durham, England
  • 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? 61 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
  • UK #1 Song: Moon River - Danny Williams