On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1962

Historical Events

  • French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
  • 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-All About Scarlet), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
  • Tony Fernández, Dominican MLB baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 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? 58 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer