What Happened on May 24, 1962

Historical Events

Contract of Interest

The Beatles record "Sweet Georgia Brown" & "Swanee" in Hamburg, Germany to close out their contract with producer Bert Kaempfert; Tony Sheridan later dubs vocal over tracks

Event of Interest

US astronaut Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 (Mercury-Atlas 7) orbits the Earth three times in a flight just under five hours [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics 1996)
  • Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican boxer (WBC super featherweight 1983-84, WBC lightweight 1985-87, WBO Jr. welterweight twice 1989-1992), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico (d. 2012)
Born in 1962

About May 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 61 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stranger On The Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
  • UK #1 Song: Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley