On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Second Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Cusack, American actress (Working Girl, SNL, Addams Family Values), born in Evanston Illinois
  • Leslie Landon, American actress (Etta Plum-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Martin Bayless, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Nicola Bryant, English actress (Doctor Who-Peri Brown), born in Guildford, Surrey, England
  • Phil Newport, English cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists to independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, dies at 90