On This Day

What Happened on April 14, 1962

Historical Events

  • Demonstration for sovereign status of New Guinea in Amsterdam
  • France retains the Five Nations Rugby Championship with an 11-0 win over Ireland at Stade Colombes, Paris

Election of Interest

Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré


Famous Birthdays

  • James Carpenter, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • John Bell, American rock singer and guitarist (Widespread Panic - "Hope in a Hopeless World"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
1962 Highlights

About April 14, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries