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

Music History

Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to JFK before 15,000 attendees, accompanied by jazz pianist Hank Jones, at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sports History

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

  • US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1962 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Gabriele M√ľnter, German expressionist painter

About May 19, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 9 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: Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley