On This Day

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

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

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

Sport awardWimbledon 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

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

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

Person of interestWilliam Faulkner

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

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

1962 Highlights

About July 6, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer