What Happened on February 26, 1962

Historical Events

Theater Premiere

Arthur Kopit's play "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
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Ehrenberg, German composer, kapellmeister, and pedagogue, dies at 83

About February 26, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

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