On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1962

Historical Events

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

Sport awardUS 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

  • Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois
  • Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks), born in Helsinki, Finland

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles


1962 Highlights

About June 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini