On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1962

Historical Events

  • St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison Nicholas, English golfer (US Open 1997), born in Gibraltar
  • Sergei Yashin, Russian & Soviet Hockey HOF left winger (Olympic gold 1988; HC Dynamo Moscow, EC Wilhelmshaven-Stickhausen), born in Penza, Russia (d. 2022)
  • Valerie French, American animatronics art director

Famous Deaths

  • Rezső Kókai, Hungarian pianist, composer, musicologist, and pedagogue, dies at 56
1962 Highlights

About March 6, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel
  • UK #1 Song: Rock A Hula Baby/Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley