On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1962

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 8th major title in a playoff with Ruth Jessen

Historic Event

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m

1962 Highlights

About April 30, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
  • UK #1 Song: Wonderful Land - The Shadows