On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1962

Historical Events

  • LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC, LV: Judy Kimball wins her only major title by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Shirley Spork
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Bronconnier, Canadian politician, born in Calgary, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Maurits Dekker, Dutch writer (Boots in Jail), dies at 66
1962 Highlights

About October 7, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 15 days
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