What Happened on March 15, 1962

Historical Events

  • Donald Jackson of Canada is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump
  • Five research groups announce the discovery of anti-matter
  • KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting

Music Premiere

Richard Rodgers' musical drama "No Strings", starring Diahann Carroll and Richard Kiley, opens at the 54th Street Theatre (later transferring to the Broadhurst), New York; runs for 580 performances and wins 3 Tony Awards

Sports History

Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season

1962 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Igor Aleinikov, filmmaker
  • Jimmy Baio, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Steve Coy, British rocker and producer (Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)), born in Harrow, England (d. 2018)
  • Terrence Trent D'Arby, American rock vocalist (Wishing Well), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Wren, American actor (Marked Woman, The Old Grey Mayor), dies at 65

About March 15, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
  • UK #1 Song: Rock A Hula Baby/Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley