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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)
1962 Highlights

About October 20, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra