January 24, 1962 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany

Deaths in History

  • Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish poet, novelist, recognized as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature (A Mind at Peace, The Time Regulation Institute), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (b. 1877)