What Happened on April 20, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
  • OAS-leader ex-general Salan arrested in Algiers

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
  • Jesse G Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine, dies at 82