On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1962

Historical Events

  • Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

SS officer Adolf Eichmann is executed in Israel after being found guilty of war crimes

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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
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  • USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • Sherri Howard, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m hurdles 1984), born in Sherman, Texas

Famous Deaths


BattleAdolf Eichmann

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

Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal Adolf Eichmann
Nazi SS Officer and War Criminal
Adolf Eichmann

1962 Highlights

About June 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini