On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1962

Historical Events

  • Greece enters European Common Market
  • KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Kiedis, American rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Snow (Hey Oh)"; "Give It Away"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian keyboardist and vocalist (Aha - "Take On Me"), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Sharron Davies, British swimmer and broadcaster (Olympic silver 400m medley 1980; BBC), born in Plymouth, Devon

Famous Deaths

  • Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican auto racer (youngest F1 driver ever to race for Ferrari), dies in practice accident at 20
  • Wintter Haynes Watts, American composer, dies at 78
1962 Highlights

About November 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 58 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio