On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1962

Historical Events

  • Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 'Evening Star'
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Cecilia Coleman, American jazz pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Long Beach, California
  • Christopher Klim, American novelist (Jesus Lives in Trenton), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • RenĂ© Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Thomas Kretschmann, German actor (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), born in Dessau, East Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Staudinger, German chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1953 for polymers), dies at 84
  • Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer ("Mbube" / "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), dies of kidney failure at 52 or 53 [birth date uncertain]
1962 Highlights

About September 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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