On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1962

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 7th Eurovision Song Contest: Isabelle Aubret for France wins singing "Un premier amour" in Luxembourg
  • Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Etsushi Toyokawa, Japanese actor
  • Mike Rowe, American television personality
  • Thomas Ian Griffith, American actor
  • Trevor Franklin, cricketer (opened for NZ mid-80's)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter W. Bacon, Governor of Delaware (b. 1880)