On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1962

Historical Events

  • 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)
  • Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer (3-weight division world champion), born in Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
  • Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader ("I'm Sitting On Top Of The World"), and aviator, dies of a heart attack at 54
1962 Highlights

About July 12, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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