On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1962

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 13th Symphony

  • France and Tunisia recover diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Alazraqui, American actor and comedian
  • Giovanna Amati, Italian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Renard, Belgium worker's union leader (MSU), dies at 51
  • George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86
1962 Highlights

About July 20, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer