On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1962

Historical Events

  • "Bravo, Giovanni" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • "John Birch Society" by Chad Mitchell Trio hits #99
  • 87th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2
  • Indonesian paratroopers land in New Guinea

Sports History

Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

Famous Birthdays

  • Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)

Famous Deaths

  • Gabriele M√ľnter, German expressionist painter
1962 Highlights

About May 19, 1962

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

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