What Happened on October 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
  • James Meredith becomes the 1st black student at the University of Mississippi

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Johnny Carson hosts his 1st "The Tonight Show", Joan Crawford guests

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
Actress Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
  • The Lucy Show premieres
  • UN gives Netherlands control of New Guinea
  • US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
  • WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Walsh, English footballer
  • Trevor Baxter, record holder for high jumping with a skateboard