What Happened on October 2, 1962

Historical Events

  • San Francisco Giants beat rival LA Dodgers, 8-7 in 4 hours 18 minutes in Game 2 NL tie-break series; longest 9-inning game in MLB history; Giants win series, 2-1
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Aziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director
  • Mark Rypien, Canadian NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1991; Washington Redskins), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic alt-rock drummer (The Sugarcubes - "Hit"), born in Oslo, Norway
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Boris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (b. 1859)
  • Frank Lovejoy, American actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies from a heart attack at 50

About October 2, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 11 months and 26 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