What Happened on July 5, 1962

Historical Events

  • Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
  • Massacre in Oran, Algeria: members of Algerian National Liberation Army kill Pied-Noir (Algerians of European descent) and European expatriates in ethnic genocide upon Algerian independence from France killing an estimated 95 to 400 people over 3 days

About July 5, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Stripper - David Rose and His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Come Outside - Mike Sarne with Wendy Richard