On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1962

Historical Events

  • "New Faces of '62" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • "Sail Away" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • General mobilization in Indonesia over New Guinea
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Kelly Craft, American diplomat, US ambassador to the UN (2019-), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Michelle Shocked, American singer-songwriter
  • Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
1962 Highlights

About February 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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