March 1962 calendar

March 1962

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 1962.
The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 1962: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1962?


  • 01 Mar 1962 K-Mart opens
  • 02 Mar 1962 Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
  • 03 Mar 1962 British Antarctic Territory is formed.
  • 04 Mar 1962 The United States Atomic Energy Commission announces that the first atomic power plant at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is in operation.
  • 05 Mar 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 06 Mar 1962 US promises Thailand assistance against communist aggression.
  • 07 Mar 1962 Launch of OSO 1, first astronomy satellite (solar flare data).
  • 08 Mar 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 09 Mar 1962 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians.
  • 12 Mar 1962 Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia.
  • 13 Mar 1962 Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty.
  • 14 Mar 1962 Disarmament conference opens in Geneva, Switzerland, without France.
  • 15 Mar 1962 No Strings opens at 84th St. Theater NYC for 580 performances
  • 16 Mar 1962 US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167.
  • 18 Mar 1962 Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of the USSR
  • 19 Mar 1962 All American opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 20 Mar 1962 Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater.
  • 21 Mar 1962 Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in the Netherlands for birth control
  • 22 Mar 1962 I Can Get It For You Wholesale opens at Shubert NYC for 300 performances
  • 23 Mar 1962 JFK visits San Francisco
  • 24 Mar 1962 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue and Blue Boys
  • 25 Mar 1962 Family Affair closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 26 Mar 1962 US Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature.
  • 27 Mar 1962 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy.
  • 28 Mar 1962 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees.
  • 29 Mar 1962 Argentine President Frondizi flees from the army.
  • 01 Mar 1962 American Airlines Flight 1 crashes into Jamaica Bay in New York, killing 95.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 1962?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Duke Of Earl
  2. - Hey! Baby
  3. - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You
  4. - Midnight In Moscow
  5. - The Wanderer

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby
  2. - Wonderful Land
  3. - Dream Baby
  4. - Tell Me What He Said
  5. - Hey Little Girl


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1962?

Twilight Of Honor by Al Dewlen

Twilight Of Honor


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Elizabeth And Leicester by Elizabeth Jenkins

Elizabeth And Leicester


Since Elizabeth I was elevated to the throne in England, word has spread far and wide: The Queen would marry Robert Dudley, Earl de Leicester , if she ever got married.

The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain

The Last Plantagenets


The developments that characterized England's reigns as monarchs, from Richard II through Henry VII are detailed

A Prologue To Love by Taylor Caldwell

A Prologue To Love


There is always help. Amy said that God is always there. "I'm ashamed. He was the only one I had forgotten about. She was silent for a while.

The Coming Fury by Bruce Catton

The Coming Fury


Notes on dust jacket: Bruce Catton's book about the Civil War is both a wide-ranging and a comprehensive work of art.