On This Day

What Happened in 962 AD

Historical Events in 962 AD

  • Feb 2 Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I the Great Emperor
  • Dec 23 Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops storm the city of Aleppo, recovering the tattered tunic of John the Baptist

Famous People Who Died in 962 AD

  • Jan 1 Baudouin III of Flanders, dies of smallpox