On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1962

Historical Events

French Open Men's Tennis

French Championships Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2; 2nd leg of Laver's 1st Grand Slam

  • French Championships Women's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Margaret Smith beats doubles partner Lesley Turner 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

#1 in the Charts

Ray Charles' cover of Don Gibson's "I Can't Stop Loving You", from his influential crossover album "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" hits #1 on Billboard


Famous Birthdays

  • Darnell Coles, baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Fran Saleški Finžgar, Slovene folk writer (Our Blood, Service Girls), dies at 91
  • Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
1962 Highlights

About June 2, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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