What Happened on May 11, 1962

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Antonio Segni becomes President of Italy

  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • US sends troops to Thailand
1962 History

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
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

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

About May 11, 1962

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
  • UK #1 Song: Nut Rocker - B. Bumble & The Stingers