On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1962

Historical Events

  • 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4

Music release#1 in the Charts

West Side Story soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno

Famous Birthdays

  • Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter (Mine, Mine, Mine), born in Defiance, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies at 73
1962 Highlights

About May 5, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus