On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1962

Historical Events

  • East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
  • Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
  • Senate rejects medicare for aged
  • US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Sage, American actor, born in New York
  • Jay Barrs, American archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1962 Highlights

About July 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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