What Happened on May 7, 1962

Historical Events

  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H. White (Making of President 1960)
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Robbie Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil, son of Evel, born in Butte, Montana (d. 2023)
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Conlin, American actor (Sin of Harold Diddlebock), dies at 77

About May 7, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 4 months and 25 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: Wonderful Land - The Shadows