On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1962

Historical Events

  • American Airlines 707 plunges nose first into Jamaica Bay, NY, killing 95
  • Kresge Corporation openes the first Kmart store in Garden City, Michigan
  • US and British nuclear test experiment in Nevada

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Leen, American rocker (Gin Blossoms - "Allison Road")
  • Mark Gardner, American baseball pitcher and coach (World Series 2010, 12, 14; SF Giants), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Russell Coutts, New Zealand yachtsman (Olympic gold Finn Class 1984, America's Cup 5 x winner), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Roscoe Ates, American actor (Freaks, Cimarron, Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies of lung cancer at 67
1962 Highlights

About March 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 3 months and 25 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