What Happened on April 3, 1962

Historical Events

Sports History

American jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)

  • Lt General Marshall S Carter, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA

Famous Birthdays

  • Jennifer Rubin, American actress (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • John Thomas Griffith, American rocker (Red Rockers), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Mike Ness, American punk rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Social Distortion), born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Nancy Filteau, Canadian athlete, 72k judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • Simon Raymonde, British bassist, songwriter, and record producer (Cocteau Twins), born in Lewisham, London, England
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Benny "Kid" Paret, American welterweight boxer, dies after a fight at 24
  • Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78

About April 3, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
  • UK #1 Song: Wonderful Land - The Shadows