On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1962

Historical Events

  • Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN
  • North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers' Party
  • Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", uncovering sorry state of West German army. Magazine soon accused of treason.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver, born in St. Vith, Belgium
1962 Highlights

About October 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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