On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1962

Historical Events

Sports History

21 year old future Hall of Fame golfer Jack Nicklaus makes his first professional appearance; tied 50th in Los Angeles Open

  • Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Marion, American musician, born in Belton, Texas
1962 Highlights

About January 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

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