On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1962

Historical Events

Historic Event

NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m

  • New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
  • OAS-leader ex-general Salan arrested in Algiers

Famous Deaths

  • Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer, dies at 76
  • Jesse G Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine, dies at 82
1962 Highlights

About April 20, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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