What Happened on March 17, 1962

Famous Birthdays

  • Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
  • Clare Grogan, Scottish new wave singer (Altered Images - "Happy Birthday"), and actress (Gregory's Girl; Eastenders), born in Glasgow
  • Janet Gardner, American rock singer, and rhythm guitarist (Vixen - "Rev It Up"), born in Juneau, Alaska
  • Kalpana Chawla, Indian-American astronaut (1st woman of Indian origin into space, later died in Columbia disaster), born in Karnal, India (d. 2003)
  • Roxy Petrucci, American rock drummer (Vixen - "Rev It Up'), born in Rochester, Michigan
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Orth, American actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers), dies at 82
  • Wilhelm Blaschke, Austrian integral geometer, dies at 76
1962 Highlights

About March 17, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 6 months and 5 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