On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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, Essex, rock vocalist (Depeche Mode-Dreaming of Me)
  • John Corbett, actor/singer (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Paul Heaton, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)