What Happened on October 12, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

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 jazz musician (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