On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1962

Historical Events

  • Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications & meteorology

Famous Birthdays

  • Branko Crvenkovski, 3rd President of Macedonia, born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Carlos Bernard, American actor (24), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Chris Botti, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and pop trumpeter, and composer (Impressions), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Dammika Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan batsman 1990), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Sid Fernandez, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
1962 Highlights

About October 12, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 5 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