What Happened on October 17, 1962

Historical Events

  • The Beatles make their live television debut, appearing on Manchester's local "People And Places" program, performing ‘Some Other Guy’ and their new single ‘Love Me Do’

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, French concert pianist (Beethoven International Piano Competition, 1986), born in Lannion, France
  • Mike Judge, Ecuadorian born American cartoonist, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Born in 1962

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? 60 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers
  • UK #1 Song: Telstar - Tornados