On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1962

Historical Events

  • 1st French underground nuclear test in the Sahara at Ecker, Algeria

Historic Event

JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Clark, American NFL wide receiver, 1984-95 (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? 59 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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