What Happened on July 6, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
  • Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

NY Yankees 'M&M boys' Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit 2 HRs each in 7-5 win v Twins, Mantle his 4th consecutive homer

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Martin Mulligan 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of his first Grand Slam

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Karen Susman beats Věra Suková of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam singles title

Famous Deaths

  • Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1872)
  • George, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, dies at 63

Person of interestWilliam Faulkner

William Faulkner, American author (Nobel 1949), dies at 64

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner