What Happened on June 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

62nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus wins his first major title after playoff with Arnold Palmer, shooting a 283 at Oakmont CC, Pennsylvania

  • FIFA World Cup Final: Brazil beats Czechoslovakia 3-1 in Santiago, Chile
  • Lou Brock is 2nd to HR into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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