On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1962

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London

  • The Beatles release their first record, "Love Me Do"

Famous Birthdays

  • Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)
  • Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1992, 96)
  • Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
  • Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic silver 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
1962 Highlights

About October 5, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra