On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1962

Historical Events

  • Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
  • The Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Gahan, British new wave rock vocalist (Depeche Mode - "Dreaming of Me"), born in Essex, England
  • John Corbett, American actor (Northern Exposure - "Chris Stevens"; Sex and the City - Aidan; My Big Fat Greek Wedding), and country music singer, born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Paul Heaton, English singer-songwriter (Housemartins), born in Bromborough, England
1962 Highlights

About May 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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