On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1962

Historical Events

  • Chicago Cub Lou Brock is 2nd to HR into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers
  • FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile: Brazil go 1-down early but recover to beat Czechoslovakia, 3-1

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Jack Nicklaus wins his first major title by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff with Arnold Palmer


Famous Birthdays

  • (Martin) "Bap" Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter ("Moonlight Kiss"; "Sailor's Revenge"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois
  • Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks), born in Helsinki, Finland

Famous Weddings

Jack Nicholson

American actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds American actress Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 1968

1962 Highlights

About June 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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