What Happened on March 8, 1962

Historical Events

Radio Premiere

The Beatles (with Pete Best) BBC radio debut - a cover of Roy Orbison's "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)", recorded the previous evening on stage at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Shaun Gayle, American football strong safety (Super Bowl 1985; Pro Bowl 1991; Chicago Bears, SD Chargers), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
Born in 1962

About March 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years and 13 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