Historical Events in March 1962

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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