What Happened on July 20, 1962

Historical Events

Music History

Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 13th Symphony

  • France and Tunisia recover diplomatic relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Alazraqui, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (Reno 911!; The Fairly OddParents), born in Yonkers, New York
  • Giovanna Amati, Italian race car driver, born in Rome, Italy
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

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

About July 20, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 13 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 Remember You - Frank Ifield