What Happened on April 15, 1962

Historical Events

  • US national debt above $300,000,000,000

Famous Birthdays

  • (Ivor) "Nick" Kamen, British pop singer-songwriter (Each Time You Break My Heart; I Promised Myself), and model (Levi's), born in Harlow, Essex, England (d. 2021)
  • Nawal El Moutawakel, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1984), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Surjit Bindrakhia [Bains], Punjabi Bhangra singer ("Lakk Tunoo Tunoo"; "Dupatta Tera Satrang Da"), born in Bindrakh, Punjab (d. 2003)
  • Tom Kane, American voice actor, born in Overland Park, Kansas
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Arsenio Lacson, Filipino journalist and politician (Mayor of Manila, 1952-62), dies of a stroke at 49
  • Clara Blandick [Clara Blanchard Dickey], American stage and screen character actress (Tom Sawyer; Huckleberry Finn; Wizard of Oz),, commits suicide at 85
  • Esther Minciotti, Italian actress, dies at 73
1962 Highlights

About April 15, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: Wonderful Land - The Shadows