On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1962

Historical Events

Television Debut

Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)

Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
1962 Highlights

About March 8, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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