On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1962

Historical Events

  • Chinese army lands in India
  • Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances

#1 in the Charts

Peter, Paul and Mary's debut folk album "Peter, Paul and Mary" reaches No. 1 on US album charts

  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray Childress, American NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
1962 Highlights

About October 20, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 3 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