On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1962

Historical Events

  • 1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara
  • France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Clark, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 1987, 91; Washington Redskins; Pro Bowl 1986, 87, 90, 91; All-Pro 1986, 87, 91), born in Radford, Virginia
  • Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Olympic silver 1984, bronze 1992), born in Hollywood, California
1962 Highlights

About May 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus