On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1962

Historical Events

  • Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, French concert pianist (Beethoven International Piano Competition, 1986), born in Lannion, France
  • John Dorge, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1996)
  • Mike Judge, Ecuadorian born American cartoonist, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Famous Deaths

  • (Henry) "Rubberlegs" Williams, American vaudeville dancer, and blues and jazz singer, dies at 55
  • Natalia Goncharova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, dies at 81
1962 Highlights

About October 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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