What Happened on July 31, 1962

Historical Events

  • England fast bowler Brian Statham becomes Test cricket's leading wicket-taker with world-record tally of 237 as Australian wicketkeeper Barry Shepherd is caught by Fred Truman for 10 in drawn 4th Test in Adelaide

Famous Birthdays

  • John Chiang, American politician (Democratic Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Kevin Greene, American Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1989, 94, 96; LA Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2020)
  • Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Troy Murray, Canadian NHL center, broadcaster (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Calgary, Alberta

Wesley SnipesWesley Snipes (60 years old)

American actor (Passenger 57, Money Train, Blade trilogy), born in Orlando, Florida

Born in 1962
1962 Highlights

About July 31, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Roses Are Red (My Love) - Bobby Vinton
  • UK #1 Song: I Remember You - Frank Ifield