What Happened in July 1962

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Algeria votes for independence from France
  • Jul 1 Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)
  • Jul 2 Cubans minister of Foreign affairs RaulCastro arrives in Moscow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Fidel Castro visits Moscow

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Jul 3 Algerian Revolution against French rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July)
  • Jul 4 KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Jul 5 96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
  • Jul 5 Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
  • Jul 5 Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Jul 6 Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
  • Jul 6 Mantle hits his 3rd & 4th consecutive homer
  • Jul 6 Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare
  • Jul 7 69th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (6-4 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races
  • Jul 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open
  • Jul 9 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Andy Warhol's first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • Jul 10 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
  • Jul 10 All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jul 10 Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
  • Jul 10 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Jul 11 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
  • Jul 11 Brothers Hank & Tommie Aaron homer in same inning
  • Jul 11 Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
  • Jul 11 Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
  • Jul 11 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Jul 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 12 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)
  • Jul 12 Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)
  • Jul 13 500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

  • Jul 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 14 Borehole for Mont Blanc tunnel finished
  • Jul 14 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 15 Algeria becomes member of Arab League
  • Jul 15 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
  • Jul 15 Netherlands & Indonesia reach agreement over New Guinea
  • Jul 15 49th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 17 East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
  • Jul 17 Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
  • Jul 17 Senate rejects medicare for aged
  • Jul 17 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 18 Minnesota Twins Bob Allison & Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning
  • Jul 18 Minn is 1st AL team to hit 2 grand slams in an inning as Bob Allison
  • Jul 19 Hungarian communist party expels Rákosi & Gero
  • Jul 20 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 13th Symphony
  • Jul 20 France & Tunisia recover diplomatic relations
  • Jul 21 160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga
  • Jul 21 Battles on Chinese & Indies boundary
  • Jul 22 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
  • Jul 22 44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA
  • Jul 22 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
  • Jul 22 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Tournament
  • Jul 23 The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
  • Jul 26 Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba
  • Jul 26 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
  • Jul 27 Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
  • Jul 27 Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia
  • Jul 27 USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Jul 28 19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa
  • Jul 28 Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
  • Jul 30 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 30 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
  • Jul 31 Statham is Test cricket's leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Andre Braugher, American actor (Homicide: Life on the Street, Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 2 Brandel Eugene Chamblee, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-3rd), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 3 Thomas Gibson, actor (Dr Daniel Nyland-Chicago Hope)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 Tom Cruise, American actor (Risky Business, Jerry MaGuire, Rainman), born in Syracuse, New York

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
  • Jul 3 Hunter Tylo, American actress
  • Jul 4 Pam Shriver, Balt MD, tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Oly-gold-88)
  • Jul 4 Roland Ratzenberger, driver
  • Jul 4 Neil Morrissey, English actor
  • Jul 7 Clive "Doctor" Jackson, rocker (Dr & Medics-Laughing at Pieces)
  • Jul 7 Shawn Paddock, rocker (Red Rockers)
  • Jul 8 Martin Pavlu, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jul 8 Rob Burnett, North Caldwell NJ, head writer (David Letterman)
  • Jul 10 Mike Saxon, NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jul 11 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jul 11 Pauline McLynn, Irish actress
  • Jul 12 Grecia Colmenares, Venezuela, actress (Esmeralda, Los Crinimales)
  • Jul 12 Stein Jorgesen, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 12 Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
  • Jul 12 Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • Jul 13 Tom Kenny, American voice actor
  • Jul 13 Rhonda Vincent, American singer
  • Jul 14 Diane Ratnik, volleyball setter (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 14 Jeff Olson, American musician
  • Jul 17 Jay Barrs, archer (Olympics-gold-1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 17 Bill Sage, American actor
  • Jul 18 Engelbert Linder, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 18 Jensen Buchanan, American actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jul 18 Lee Arenberg, American actor
  • Jul 18 Jack Irons, American drummer
  • Jul 18 Shaun Micallef, Australian comedian
  • Jul 19 Anthony Edwards, actor (It Takes Two, Dr Greene-ER), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Jul 19 Brad Wilson, Pomona California, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 9 Pro-Am)
  • Jul 19 Craig Muni, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 20 Carlos Alazraqui, American actor and comedian
  • Jul 20 Giovanna Amati, Italian racing driver
  • Jul 21 Ike Eisenmann, actor (Scott-Fantastic Journey), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 22 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Jul 22 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)
  • Jul 22 Martine St. Clair, Canadian singer
  • Jul 23 Eriq La Salle, actor (Dr Peter Benton-ER), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 23 Terry-Jo Myers, Ft Myers FL, LPGA golfer (1988 Mayflower Classic)
  • Jul 24 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jul 25 Doug Drabek, Victoria TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees)
  • Jul 25 Mike Buncic, discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • Jul 26 Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988)
  • Jul 26 Jody Reed, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 27 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (d. 2005)
  • Jul 28 Rachel Sweet, American singer, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jul 29 Corinne Dibnah, Brisbane Australia, LPGA golfer (1988 British Open)
  • Jul 29 Steve Pelluer, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jul 29 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
  • Jul 29 Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 30 Andy Green, UK, 1st to break sound barrier on land
  • Jul 30 Monique Gabrielle, actress (Flashdance, Night Shift), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 30 Tom Pagnozzi, catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Jul 30 Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov, Rus lt-colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-21)
  • Jul 30 Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive
  • Jul 31 Kevin Greene, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 31 Kym Malin, playmate (May, 1982), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 31 Rhonda Reilly, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-48th), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 31 Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Jul 31 Troy Murray, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jul 31 Wesley Snipes, American actor (Passenger 57, Money Train, Blade trilogy), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jul 31 John Chiang, American politician (Democratic Party), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Rex Bell, actor/lt-gov (Nevada), dies of heart attack at 56

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 6 William Faulkner, American author (Nobel 1949), dies at 64

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • Jul 6 Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1872)
  • Jul 6 Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1899)
  • Jul 8 Georges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (b. 1897)
  • Jul 9 Louis A van Gasteren, Dutch actor (Willem van Oranje), dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 11 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), dies at 87

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young
  • Jul 12 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
  • Jul 16 Jan M Romein, historian (Breaking of Two Ages), dies
  • Jul 20 Andre Renard, Belgium worker's union leader (MSU), dies at 51
  • Jul 20 George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86
  • Jul 21 G. M. Trevelyan [George Macaulay Trevelyan], British historian and academic, dies at 86
  • Jul 24 Victor Moore, comedian, dies of heart attack at 86
  • Jul 25 Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist and Chief Justice (b. 1879)
  • Jul 27 Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies
  • Jul 27 Richard Adlington, writer, dies at 70
  • Jul 27 James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (b. 1895)
  • Jul 27 Conrad Elvehjem, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin), dies at 61
  • Jul 30 Myron McCormick, actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54