On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1962

Historical Events

  • 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
  • Brothers Hank snd Tommie Aaron homer in same inning
  • Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
  • Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Pauline McLynn, Irish actress

Famous Deaths


Person of interestOwen D. Young

Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), dies at 87

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young

1962 Highlights

About July 11, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer