Historical Events for March 1962

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Events 1 - 57 of 57

1st - American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95
1st - K-Mart opens
1st - US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada
2nd - JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
2nd - Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game
2nd - In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup.
3rd - British Antarctic Territory forms
4th - AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
5th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
6th - St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
6th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
6th - US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 7th - Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
7th - Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
8th - Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
8th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
9th - Egyptian Pres Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
9th - US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
10th - Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
12th - Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia
13th - Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty
14th - Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France
Ice Hockey Legend Gordie HoweIce Hockey Legend Gordie Howe 14th - Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals
15th - Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances
15th - 5 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter
15th - Donald Jackson of Canada is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump
15th - KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting
15th - Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season
16th - 1st launching of Titan 2-rocket
16th - US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167
18th - Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
18th - Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR
19th - "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
19th - Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal
20th - Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater
21st - A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
21st - Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in Neth for birth control
21st - Dutch RC bishop Beckers declares himself in favor of birth control
21st - Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
22nd - "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 perfs
23rd - JFK visits SF
23rd - Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket v WI age 21 years 77 days
23rd - Wake Forest coach "Bones" McKinney becomes 2nd person to play & coach
23rd - William DeWitt buys Cin Reds for $4,625,000
24th - 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
24th - Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later
24th - Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys
25th - "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
25th - French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
26th - Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state leg
27th - Ann Jellicoe's "Knack" premieres in London
27th - Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
Ice Hockey Goaltender Jacques PlanteIce Hockey Goaltender Jacques Plante 27th - Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
28th - Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
28th - Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
29th - Argentine Pres Frondizi flees from the army
29th - Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"

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