On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1962

Historical Events

  • 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
  • Chicago White Sox outfielder Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles) as WS defeat Boston Red Sox, 7-3 at Fenway Park

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Aronimink GC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 1 stroke from Bob Goalby

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Martine St. Clair [Nault], Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac), born in Pasedena, California
1962 Highlights

About July 22, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer