On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1962

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Sports record brokenNBA Record

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
  • 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


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

1962 Highlights

About November 3, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio