On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1962

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

Edith Piaf

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

Famous Deaths

  • Lulu McConnell, American vaudeville, radio, and television comedienne (It Pays To Be Ignorant), dies at 80
1962 Highlights

About October 9, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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