What Happened on July 6, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Sport awardTennis Open

76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
  • Mantle hits his 3rd & 4th consecutive homer
  • Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare

Famous Deaths

  • Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1872)
  • Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1899)

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