On This Day

What Happened on March 7, 1962

Historical Events

  • Ground-breaking report "Smoking and Health" published by the British Royal College of Physicians, first major report to warn of the dangers of smoking
  • Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
  • The Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Manley, English Darts Player (PDC World C'ship runner-up 1999, 2002, 2006), born in London, England
  • Taylor Dayne [Leslie Wunderman], American vocalist ("Tell It To My Heart"; "I'll Always Love You"), born in New York
1962 Highlights

About March 7, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 11 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