On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

  • Christopher Klim, American novelist (Jesus Lives in Trenton)
  • RenĂ© Klijn, Dutch singer (Mr Blue), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Sergio Casal, Spanish tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Barcelona
  • Thomas Kretschmann, German actor (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), born in Dessau, East Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Standiger, German chemist (Nobel 1953), dies at 84