On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1962

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Antonio Segni becomes President of Italy

Prime Minister of Italy Antonio Segni
Prime Minister of Italy
Antonio Segni
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • US sends troops to Thailand

Famous Birthdays

  • Emmanuelle Haïm, French harpsichordist, and conductor (Le Concert d'Astrée, 2000-present), born in Paris, France
  • Steve Bono, American NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Luther, German politician (Chancellor, 1925-6), dies at 83
1962 Highlights

About May 11, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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