On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1962

Historical Events

  • 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cincinnati beats Ohio State, 71-59; Bearcats win back-to-back National titles
  • Emile Griffith beats Benny " Kid" Paret by TKO in 12th round in welterweight boxing title fight at MSG, NYC; Paret dies 10 days later; first use of television slow motion replay

Music History

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys


Famous Birthdays

  • Angèle Dubeau, Canadian classical violinist, born in Saint-Norbert, Quebec
  • Penny Hammel, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • Star Jones, American attorney and legal analyst (NBC; Inside Edition), TV host (The View, 1997-2006), and author, born in Badin, North Carolina
  • Vaughan Johnson, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1989-92; New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Morehead City, North Carolina (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • (John) Jean Goldkette, French jazz pianist and bandleader, dies of a heart attack at 69
1962 Highlights

About March 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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