On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1962

Historical Events

  • Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ
  • NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Deaths

  • Leroy Shield [Shields], American pianist, composer (Laurel & Hardy; Our Gang; Union Pacific Suite), and orchestra leader, dies of cancer at 68
1962 Highlights

About January 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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