What Happened on March 2, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup.

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JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Del Greco, NFL kicker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
  • Michael Salinger, American poet
  • Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
  • Philip Jonas, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Payless-2nd), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • Terry Steinbach, New Ulm MN, catcher (Oakland A's)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Jean de la VallĂ©e-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (Prime number theorem), dies at 95