On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1962

Historical Events

  • Indian cricketer Polly Umrigar slams 172 not out vs West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes

Historic Event

Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Robert, French rock & urban climber, born in Digoin, France
  • Andy Hampsten, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Bonny Warner, American luger, born in Mount Baldy, California
  • Hugh Edward Ralph O'Connor, Italian-born American actor (In the Heat of the Night), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1995)
1962 Highlights

About April 7, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 2 months and 27 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