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

Matthew Broderick

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

Rosie O'Donnell

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


Famous Weddings

Rex Harrison

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? 60 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
  • UK #1 Song: Wonderful Land - The Shadows