What Happened on April 19, 1962

Historical Events

Event of Interest

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m

Famous Birthdays

Al Unser Jr. (61 years old)

American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1992, 94), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Gerhard Mans, Namibian rugby union utility back (27 Tests; Orange Free State RFU, South West Africa RFU), born in Karasburg, Namibia (d. 2022)
Born in 1962
1962 Highlights

About April 19, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 5 months and 5 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