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

PGA Championship

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


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? 60 years, 6 months and 16 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