On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 1962

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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 (also Hugo de Vries and Carl Correns) who independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, dies at 90
1962 Highlights

About October 11, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sherry - The 4 Seasons
  • UK #1 Song: Telstar - Tornados