On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1962

Historical Events

  • 1st launching of Titan 2-rocket
  • US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167

Famous Birthdays

  • Marcel Brands, soccer player (RKC)

Famous Deaths

  • John Owen Jones, composer, dies at 85
1962 Highlights

About March 16, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 3 months and 10 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: Wonderful Land - The Shadows