What Happened in November 1962

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Greece enters European Common Market
  • Nov 1 KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Nov 1 USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
  • Nov 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Nov 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 1 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 3 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Nov 4 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
  • Nov 4 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Nov 6 BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote
  • Nov 6 Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-Mass)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Edward W. Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • Nov 6 Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery
  • Nov 6 UN General Assembly adopts resolution condemning South Africa

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 Richard Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Nov 7 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall
  • Nov 8 Canada's government orders the nickel changed back to round shape
  • Nov 9 Catharina Lodders of the Netherlands elected Miss World
  • Nov 9 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 10 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Nov 11 Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
  • Nov 15 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 16 Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
  • Nov 16 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks
  • Nov 17 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 US President JFK dedicates Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C.

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 17 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 257 performances
  • Nov 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Nov 19 KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 19 SN Behrman's "Lord Pengo" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 19 Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 3rd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Nov 20 USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade
  • Nov 21 The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • Nov 22 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Perth, Australia
  • Nov 23 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
  • Nov 24 Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea
  • Nov 25 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 26 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
  • Nov 26 Fab Four have their first recording session under name The Beatles
  • Nov 27 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
  • Nov 27 Sumner Arthur Long's play "Never Too Late" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 28 Telegraph between Netherlands & Indonesia restored
  • Nov 29 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
  • Nov 29 Great Britain & France decide to jointly build the Concorde supersonic airliner
  • Nov 30 U Thant of Burma becomes the 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Anthony Kiedis, rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Nov 1 Kelly Kelland, softball 1st baseman (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • Nov 1 Maga Furuholmen, rocker
  • Nov 1 Michelle Estill, LPGA golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Nov 1 Robert Willis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Nov 2 Andrew Elt, singer (Sleeze Beez)
  • Nov 2 Donna Spangler, wrestler (Coal Miner's Daughter-GLOW), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 2 David Brock, American political commentator, pundit
  • Nov 2 Mireille Delunsch, French soprano
  • Nov 2 Simon Hill, English-Australian Football commentator
  • Nov 3 Kimberly Evenson, Bremerhaven Germany, playmate (September, 1984)
  • Nov 3 Kym Hampton, WNBA forward (NY Liberty)
  • Nov 3 Marilyn, rocker (You Don't Love Me)
  • Nov 3 Jacqui Smith UK Home Secretary
  • Nov 4 Jeff Probst, American television host
  • Nov 5 Brian Wheat, rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Nov 5 Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer
  • Nov 5 Marcus J. Ranum, American computer/network security innovator
  • Nov 6 Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian host, actor and singer
  • Nov 7 Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
  • Nov 7 Wayne Norman Phillips, Vic opener cricketer (Test for Aust v Ind 1992)
  • Nov 8 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics-1996)
  • Nov 9 Teryl Rothery, Canadian actress (Stargate SG-1), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Nov 10 Cathy Boswell, basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Joliet, Illinois

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 11 Demi Moore [Guynes], American actress (Ghost, Striptease, GI Jane), born in Roswell, New Mexico

Actress Demi Moore
Actress
Demi Moore
  • Nov 11 Mic Michaeli, Swedish keyboardist
  • Nov 11 James Morrison, Australian musician
  • Nov 12 Jeff Reed, Joliet IL, catcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • Nov 12 Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)
  • Nov 12 Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist
  • Nov 12 Neal Shusterman, American author
  • Nov 12 Mariella Frostrup, Norwegian born journalist and television presenter
  • Nov 13 Blair Rasmussen, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Nov 13 Gaetano Orlando, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Nov 14 Laura San Giacoma, Danville NJ, actress (Pretty Woman, Vital Signs)
  • Nov 14 Morgan Reeser, 470 sailor (Olymp-8th-1992, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nov 14 Harland Williams, Canadian-born actor
  • Nov 16 Chuck Finley, pitcher (Angels)
  • Nov 16 Josh Silver, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • Nov 17 Eric Olson, actor (Apple's Way), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 17 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
  • Nov 18 Jamie Moyer, Sellersville PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Nov 18 Jill Briles-Hinton, Elmhurst IL, LPGA golfer (1995 Women's Open-16th)
  • Nov 18 Kirk Hammett, US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets)
  • Nov 18 Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 19 Salim Jaffer, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 14 Tests 1986-91)
  • Nov 19 Dodie Boy Peñalosa, Philippine boxer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 19 Jodie Foster, American actress (The Accused, The Silence of the Lambs), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Jodie Foster
Actress
Jodie Foster
  • Nov 20 Steve Alexander, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Nov 21 Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician
  • Nov 21 Sabine Busch, German athlete
  • Nov 22 Cleo Fields, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • Nov 22 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Nov 22 Victor Pelevin, Russian writer
  • Nov 23 Andrea Blackwell, basketball forward (Olympics-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 23 Gary Rusnak, Orangeburg SC, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Permian Basin-2nd)
  • Nov 23 Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan politician, President of Venezuela (2013-present), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Nov 24 John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
  • Nov 24 Lesa Ann Pedriana, playmate (April, 1984), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 24 Randy Velarde, Midland TX, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • Nov 25 Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 26 Chuck Finley, Monroe LA, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Nov 26 John Samuel Inman, PGA golfer (1993 Buick South Open), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Nov 26 Mike Johnson, NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 27 Arlene Baxter, Oceanside CA, playmate (Dec, 1993)
  • Nov 27 Calvin Hayes, rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
  • Nov 27 Charlie Benante, rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 27 Mike "Puffy" Bordin, SF, rock drummer (Faith No More)
  • Nov 28 Karen Marsden, Perth Australia, field hockey goalie (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 28 Matt Cameron, musician (Soundgarden)
  • Nov 28 Paul Dinello, American comedian and actor
  • Nov 28 Jon Stewart [Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz], American Comedian (The Daily Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 28 Davey Boy Smith, English professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • Nov 29 Andrew McCarthy, American actor (St Elmo's Fire, Class), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 29 Sadanand Viswanath, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (v Sri Lanka 1985-86)
  • Nov 29 Andy LaRocque Swedish musician (King Diamond)
  • Nov 30 Bo Jackson, baseball/football player (KC Royals, LA Raiders)
  • Nov 30 Daniel Keys Moran, American writer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26 Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 28 Artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (30) weds film producer Anthony Cox

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 1 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
  • Nov 2 Felice Lattuada, composer, dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 3 Harlow Curtice, President of General Motors (1953-8), dies at 69

President of General Motors Harlow Curtice
President of General Motors
Harlow Curtice

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 7 Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Nov 11 Joseph Allen Jr, actor (All Women Have Secrets), dies at 44
  • Nov 11 René Coty, President of France , dies at 80
  • Nov 12 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 12 Sid Tomack, actor (Gillis-Life of Riley, My Friend Irma), dies at 55
  • Nov 14 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet (Hombres & Soledad), dies at 80
  • Nov 17 Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami
  • Nov 18 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre), dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • Nov 18 Neils Bohr, Danish physicist, 1st to apply the quantum concept, dies at 77
  • Nov 20 Jasper McLevy, socialist mayor of Bridgeport Ct, dies
  • Nov 23 Gloria Gordon, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 81
  • Nov 23 Herman J Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), dies at 62
  • Nov 24 James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60
  • Nov 26 Albert P Sarraut, Indo-China premier (1933, 36), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1890-1948), dies at 82
  • Nov 29 Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ