On This Day

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
  • Esai Morales, American actor (Bad Boys, La Bamba), born in NYC, New York
  • Mark Rypien, Canadian NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1991; Washington Redskins), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic alt-rock drummer (The Sugarcubes), born in Norway

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
1962 Highlights

About October 2, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 58 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra