On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1962

Historical Events

  • 9th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Clemson, 77-66
  • British Antarctic Territory forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Glen E. Friedman, American photographer and artist
  • Herschel Walker, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1982, U of Georgia; Pro Bowl 1987, 88), Dallas Cowboys), born in Wrightsville, Georgia
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee, E St Louis IL, heptathele (Olympic gold 1988, 92)
  • Steve Blackmore, Welsh rugby union prop (4 caps; Cardiff RFC), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2020)
1962 Highlights

About March 3, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
  • UK #1 Song: Rock A Hula Baby/Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley