What Happened on May 31, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV
  • The West Indies Federation dissolves.

Famous Birthdays

  • Corey Hart, vocalist (I Wear My Sunglasses at Night), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Henry Williams, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • Sebastian Koch, German actor

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Eichmann, Nazi war criminal, hanged at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56
  • Eduardo Toldra, composer, dies at 67
  • Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (b. 1874)