On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1962

Historical Events

  • 15th Cannes Film Festival: "Keeper of Promises" directed by Anselmo Duarte wins the Palme d'Or

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • OAS leader general Raoul Salan sentenced to life
  • Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7

Famous Birthdays

  • Franca Masu, Italian jazz and world music singer-songwriter, born in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
  • Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality
  • Karen Duffy [Duff], American MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics 1996)
1962 Highlights

About May 23, 1962

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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