On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1962

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish rock musicians (The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"), born in Leith, Scotland
  • Elise Burgin, tennis star, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • Robert L Curbeam Jr, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic, dies at 82
  • Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69
1962 Highlights

About March 5, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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