What Happened on November 3, 1962

Historical Events

NBA Record

SF Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 72 points in 127-115 defeat to LA Lakers at LA Memorial Sports Arena; then 4th-highest point total in NBA history; remains 6th highest game total

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Gaben "Gabe" Newell, American computer programmer, businessman and co-founder of "Valve Corporation", born in Colorado
  • Jacqui Smith UK Home Secretary
  • Kym Hampton, American basketball center (WNBA All Star 1999; NY Liberty), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Marilyn [Peter Robinson], Jamaican-British pop singer ("You Don't Love Me"), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

Harlow CurticeHarlow Curtice (1893-1962)

President of General Motors (1953-58), dies at 69

1962 Highlights

About November 3, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: He's A Rebel - The Crystals
  • UK #1 Song: Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield