On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
  • NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
  • Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom

Famous Birthdays

  • Jorge Burruchaga, Argentine soccer attacking midfielder and manager (57 caps; Independiente, Nantes), born in Gualeguay, Argentina

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

French singer Édith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)

Singer Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf

Famous Deaths

  • Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80