What Happened on June 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
  • Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade
  • USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • Sherri Howard, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Sherman, Texas

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAdolf Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann, German Nazi officer (SS-Obersturmbannf├╝hrer, Holocaust organizer), hanged in Israel at 56

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann