What Happened on February 20, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Glenn become 1st American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • Joel Ellis, American rocker (Heavy Bones)
  • Kenn Nesbitt, American children's author
  • Ria Coyne, American comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Halliwell Hobbes, British actor (Gaslight, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 84