What Happened on February 16, 1962

Historical Events

  • "La Jetée", French film directed by Chris Marker, starring Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich and Jacques Ledoux, is released

Music Premiere

Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexa Kenin, American actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), born in NYC, New York
  • John Balance [Geoffrey Rushton], British poet and industrial rock musician (Coil; Psychic TV), born in Mansfield, England (d. 2004)
  • Tony Kiley, British rock drummer (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways"), born in England
1962 Highlights

About February 16, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
  • UK #1 Song: Rock A Hula Baby/Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley