On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1962

Historical Events


Sports record brokenNBA Record

Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Lenda Murray, American body builder (4X Ms Olympia), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Les Wallace, Scottish darts player (BDO World Champion 1997), born in Forres, Scotland
  • Lisa Jacquin, American equestrian show jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona

Person of interestSteve Irwin

Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist & TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2006)

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin

1962 Highlights

About February 22, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces