On This Day

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
  • Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Igor Aleinikov, filmmaker
  • Jimmy Baio, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • Terrence Trent D'Arby, American rock vocalist (Wishing Well), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Sam Wren, American actor (Marked Woman, The Old Grey Mayor), dies at 65
1962 Highlights

About March 15, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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