What Happened on June 30, 1962

Historical Events

  • French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria

Sports History

LA Dodgers' future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax no-hits New York Mets, 5-0; first of 4 career no-hitters thrown by Koufax

  • Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
  • Rwanda and Burundi become independent
  • US Open Women's Golf, Dunes Golf & Beach Club: Murle Lindstrom wins her first LPGA Tour victory, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Ruth Jessen and Jo Ann Prentice

Famous Birthdays

  • Julianne Regan, English-Irish rocker (All About Eve - "Martha's Harbour"; "Flowers In Our Hair"), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
  • Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball shortstop, 1983-2001, 5X All-Star, 4X Golden Glove (Toronto Blue Jays, and 6 other teams), born in San Pedro de MacorĂ­s, Dominican Republic (d. 2020)
  • Vladimir Mikolaevich Dezhurov, Russian stronaut (Mir 18, STS-71), born in Zubovo-Polyansk, Yavas, Mordovia

Famous Deaths

  • Caspar Neher, Austrian-German set designer and librettist, dies at 65
1962 Highlights

About June 30, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles
  • UK #1 Song: Come Outside - Mike Sarne with Wendy Richard