On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, NFL wide receiver (2-time Super Bowl champion with Washington Redskins), born in Radford, Virginia
  • Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Silver medal 1984, Bronze 1992 Olympics), born in Hollywood, California