On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1962

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • 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 rocker (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

Famous Deaths

  • Benny "Kid" Paret, American welterweight boxer, dies after a fight at 24
  • Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78
1962 Highlights

About April 3, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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