On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1962

Historical Events

  • M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into Earth orbit

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)
1962 Highlights

About May 24, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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