On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1962

Historical Events

Historic Event

Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald

Famous Birthdays

  • (Hiram) Winard Harper, American jazz drummer (Betty Carter; The Harper Brothers; Fathead Newman), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • John P. Kee, American gospel singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Zenon Jaskuła, Polish racing cyclist, born in Śrem, Poland

Famous Deaths

  • Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
  • William Beebe, US biologist/explorer, dies at 84
1962 Highlights

About June 4, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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