What Happened on June 4, 1962

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US

Famous Birthdays

  • (Hiram) Winard Harper, American jazz drummer (Betty Carter; The Harper Brothers; Fathead Newman), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Hakainde Hichilema, Zambian politician (President of Zambia 2021-), born in Northern Rhodesia
  • John P. Kee, American gospel singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Zenon Jaskuła, Polish racing cyclist, born in Śrem, Poland
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (NBC Radio; RKO newsreels), dies at 79
  • William Beebe, American biologist and explorer, dies at 84
1962 Highlights

About June 4, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

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