On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1962

Historical Events

  • Dutch RC bishop Beckers declares himself in favor of birth control
  • Philadelphia Phillies retire pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
  • Yogi the bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds by the US military testing ejection seats

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Waid, American comic book writer

Person of interestMatthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick, American actor (WarGames, Biloxi Blues), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell, comedienne, actress (A League of Their Own; Flintstones), and TV host (Rosie), born in Commack, New York

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Academy award-winning British actor Rex Harrison (54) weds actress and third wife Rachel Roberts (34) in Genoa, Italy


1962 Highlights

About March 21, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries