March 1962

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The following events occurred in March, 1962

Contents

March 1, 1962 (Thursday)

March 2, 1962 (Friday)

March 3, 1962 (Saturday)

March 4, 1962 (Sunday)

March 5, 1962 (Monday)

March 6, 1962 (Tuesday)

  • Jacques Brel begins recording tracks for his album Les Bourgeois.
  • A storm forms near the Mid-Atlantic and Southern New England coast; it reaches its height the following day.
  • Born: Bengt Baron, Swedish swimmer, in Finspång, Östergötland

March 7, 1962 (Wednesday)

  • Ash Wednesday Storm: A snow storm batters the Mid-Atlantic. Forty people are killed and over 1000 injured. The village of Wherrytown in Cornwall is destroyed. The coastguard vessel USS Absecon is badly damaged while putting to sea from Norfolk, Virginia, to assist merchant shipping.
  • The Tesla Arena opens in Prague.
  • The Beatles perform on Teenager's Turn—Here We Go, their first BBC Radio programme.

March 8, 1962 (Thursday)

  • In Geneva, France and the Algerian FLN begin negotiations.
  • A Turkish Airlines Fairchild F-27 crashes into the Taurus Mountains while on approach to Adana Airport; all 11 people on board die.
  • Died: Werner Friebe, 64, highly-decorated German World War II soldier

March 9, 1962 (Friday)

March 10, 1962 (Saturday)

  • Died: John Henry Turpin, 85, African-American sailor

March 11, 1962 (Sunday)

March 12, 1962 (Monday)

  • South Africa's Defence Minister J.J. Fouche outlines his defence policy to make the country self-supporting in military equipment.
  • Mohan Lal Sukhadia begins his third term as Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

March 13, 1962 (Tuesday)

March 14, 1962 (Wednesday)

March 15, 1962 (Thursday)

March 16, 1962 (Friday)

March 17, 1962 (Saturday)

March 18, 1962 (Sunday)

March 19, 1962 (Monday)

  • An armistice begins in Algeria; however, the Organisation armée secrète (OAS) continues its attacks on Algerians.

March 20, 1962 (Tuesday)

  • At an extraordinary session of the National Assembly, French MPs and Senators note the statements made by the President of the Republic, Charles de Gaulle, and by the Government following the signing of the Evian Accords on Algeria.
  • Died: Stan Wootton, 66, Australian footballer and cricketer

March 21, 1962 (Wednesday)

  • Canada becomes the last country to ban the birth-defect-causing drug thalidomide.
  • In Japan, the Kominato Line railway retires its steam locomotives (which are later put on display at Goi Station)
  • Born: Matthew Broderick, American actor, in New York City

March 22, 1962 (Thursday)

March 23, 1962 (Friday)

  • Louis Joxe, France's Minister for Algerian Affairs, broadcasts on radio to clarify the substance of the Franco-Algerian Accords signed in Évian five days previously, as well as the future outlook for Algeria.
  • The Scandinavian States of the Nordic Council sign the Helsinki Convention on Nordic Co-operation.

March 24, 1962 (Saturday)

March 25, 1962 (Sunday)

March 26, 1962 (Monday)

  • France shortens the term for military service from 26 months to 18.
  • Baker v. Carr: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that federal courts can order state legislatures to reapportion seats.

March 27, 1962 (Tuesday)

March 28, 1962 (Wednesday)

March 29, 1962 (Thursday)

  • The conveying of a life peerage on Sir Ian Macdonald Horobin is announced; two weeks later he withdraws his acceptance and is subsequently jailed for an indecency offence.

March 30, 1962 (Friday)

  • Born: MC Hammer, American rapper, as Stanley Burrell, in Oakland, California

March 31, 1962 (Saturday)

References

  1. ^ "Newcastle Calling". TV Week: pp. 27. 24 February 1962. http://tvweek.ninemsn.com.au/. Retrieved 26 May 2007. 
  2. ^ "Significant dates in Ottawa railway history". Colin Churcher's Railway Pages. 2007-02-23. http://www.railways.incanada.net/candate/ottawa.htm. Retrieved 2007-03-15. 

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