On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1962

Historical Events

  • Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephen Sommers, American film director

Famous Deaths

A. E. Douglass

A. E. Douglass, American astronomer and inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) dies at 94

  • C. Wright Mills, American sociologist and writer (The Power Elite), dies at 45
1962 Highlights

About March 20, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces