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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Welterweight boxing title fight between Benny Paret and Emile Griffith, Paret knocked out 13th round, dies 10 days later. First use of television slow motion replay.

Famous Birthdays

  • Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • Penny Hammel, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • Star Jones, attorney/TV hostess (NBC, Inside Edition)
  • Vaughan Johnson, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1989-92; New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Morehead City, North Carolina (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
1962 Highlights

About March 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries