What Happened on November 17, 1962

Historical Events

  • "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 performances

Music Premiere

Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 257 performances

Historic Event

US President JFK dedicates Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C.

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Dédé Fortin, Canadian rock and ska singer (Les Colocs), born in Saint-Thomas-Didyme, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • Eric Olson, American actor (Apple's Way), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Torleif Thedéen, Swedish concert cellist, born in Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Vining Davis, American industrialist and CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95
1962 Highlights

About November 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons
  • UK #1 Song: Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield