What Happened on October 4, 1962

Historical Events

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

World Series

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)
  • Tim Palmer British record producer and audio engineer (Tin Machine; Big Country; Tears For Fears; Robert Plant), born in North Shields, Englanda
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests, 7 x 100s, HS 205no; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever; Middlesex CCC), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 73
  • John Lowry, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall), dies at 79

About October 4, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years
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