On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup

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JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points, most ever by an NBA player in a single game, during Warriors' 169-147 win over NY Knicks in Hershey; 36-of-63 from field, 28-of-32 from free-throw line

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Del Greco, NFL kicker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
  • Michael Salinger, American poet
  • Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
  • Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • Terry Steinbach, New Ulm MN, catcher (Oakland A's)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Jean de la VallĂ©e-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (Prime number theorem), dies at 95