On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1962

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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? 58 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn