What Happened on July 6, 1962

Historical Events

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

Baseball 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

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

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

1962 History

Famous Deaths

  • Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal, dies at 89
  • George, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, dies at 63

William Faulkner (1897-1962)

American author (As I Lay Dying, Nobel Prize for Literature 1949), dies at 64

About July 6, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 29 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: I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles