Historical Events in March 1962

  • 1st American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95
  • 1st Kresge Corporation openes the first Kmart store in Garden City, Michigan
  • 1st US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada

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2nd 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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2nd Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 2nd In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup.
  • 3rd British Antarctic Territory forms
  • 3rd 9th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Clemson, 77-66
  • 4th AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
  • 5th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 5th 19th Golden Globes: The Guns of Navarone, Maximilian Schell, & Geraldine Page win
  • 6th St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
  • 6th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 6th US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
  • 7th Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
  • 7th Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
  • 8th Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
  • 8th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 9th Egyptian Pres Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
  • 9th US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
  • 10th Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
  • 12th Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia
  • 13th Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty
  • 14th Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France

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14th Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 15th Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances
  • 15th Five research groups announce the discovery of anti-matter
  • 15th Donald Jackson of Canada is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump
  • 15th KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 15th Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season
  • 16th 1st launching of Titan 2-rocket
  • 16th US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167
  • 18th Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
  • 18th Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR
  • 18th 7th Eurovision Song Contest: Isabelle Aubret for France wins singing "Un premier amour" in Luxembourg
  • 19th "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 19th Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal
  • 20th Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater
  • 21st A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
  • 21st Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in Neth for birth control
  • 21st Dutch RC bishop Beckers declares himself in favor of birth control
  • 21st Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
  • 22nd "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 performances
  • 23rd JFK visits San Francisco
  • 23rd Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket v WI age 21 years 77 days
  • 23rd Wake Forest coach "Bones" McKinney becomes 2nd person to play & coach
  • 23rd William DeWitt buys Cincinnati Reds for $4,625,000
  • 24th 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
  • 24th Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later

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24th Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 25th "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 25th French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
  • 26th US Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legistature
  • 27th Ann Jellicoe's "Knack" premieres in London
  • 27th Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school

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27th Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • 28th Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
  • 28th Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
  • 29th Argentine Pres Frondizi flees from the army
  • 29th Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
  • 31st 116th Grand National: Fred Winter aboard Kilmore wins