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


Person of interestA. E. Douglass

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

Archaeologist and Astronomer A. E. Douglass
Archaeologist and Astronomer
A. E. Douglass
  • 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? 58 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces