On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1962

Historical Events


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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

AgreementContract of Interest

Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977

Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager Brian Epstein
Music Entrepreneur and Beatles Manager
Brian Epstein

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James Meredith becomes the 1st black student at the University of Mississippi

Civil Rights Activist James Meredith
Civil Rights Activist
James Meredith

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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
Actress
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 soccer forward (5 caps; Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Charlton), born in London, England
1962 Highlights

About October 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra