On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1962

Historical Events

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

ExecutionAdolf Eichmann

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

1962 Highlights

About June 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini