What Happened on November 3, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scores 72 points at the Los Angeles Lakers, then 4th-highest point total in NBA history; hits 29 field goals & 14 free throws; remains 6th highest game total

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Gaben "Gabe" Newell, American computer programmer, businessman and co-founder of "Valve Corporation", born in Colorado
  • Jacqui Smith UK Home Secretary
  • Kimberly Evenson, Bremerhaven Germany, playmate (September, 1984)
  • Kym Hampton, WNBA forward (NY Liberty)
  • Marilyn, rocker (You Don't Love Me)
  • Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHarlow Curtice

Harlow Curtice, President of General Motors (1953-8), dies at 69

President of General Motors Harlow Curtice
President of General Motors
Harlow Curtice