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
1962 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Pauline McLynn, Irish actress
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

Owen D. YoungOwen D. Young (1874-1962)

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

About July 11, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Roses Are Red (My Love) - Bobby Vinton
  • UK #1 Song: I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles