On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1962

Historical Events

  • Arthur Kopit's "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad . . ." premieres in NYC
  • US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Palone, American harness racing trainer & driver (US Pacing Triple Crown 1996, 2005), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
  • Sheila Cornell, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, German composer, dies at 83
1962 Highlights

About February 26, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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