On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1962

Historical Events

  • "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Calderón, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1991; Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos), born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico (d. 2003)
  • Jim Korderas, American professional wrestling referee

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Cate Prescott, American food scientist and microbiologist, dies at 89
1962 Highlights

About March 19, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 1 month and 30 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