What Happened on July 7, 1962

Historical Events

  • Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 American thoroughbred races
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Karen Susman beats Věra Suková of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for her only Grand Slam singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • Clive "Doctor" Jackson, British rocker (Dr & Medics - "Laughing at Pieces"), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Mark White, American rock bass player (Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"; "Jimmy Olsen's Blues"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Shawn Paddock, American rocker (Red Rockers)
1962 Highlights

About July 7, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 6 months and 22 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