On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1962

Historical Events

  • USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m

Sports History

Willie Mays scores in the 2nd inning for the Giants ending Whitey Ford's record Baseball World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak at ​33 2⁄3; Yankees beat Giants, 6-2 in Game 1 and 4-3 in the series

Famous Birthdays

  • Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)

Famous Deaths

  • E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 73
  • John Lowry, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall), dies at 79
1962 Highlights

About October 4, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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