What Happened in 1962 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 768

  • May 31 The West Indies Federation dissolves.
  • Jun 1 Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
  • Jun 1 Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade
  • Jun 1 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 2 61st Men's French Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 9-7, 6-2)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jun 2 61st Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-3, 3-6, 7-5)
  • Jun 3 Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130
  • Jun 3 Betsy Rawls & Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Jun 3 WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 4 Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US
  • Jun 6 Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record "Besame Mucho" with Pete Best on drums
  • Jun 7 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
  • Jun 8 Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
  • Jun 9 "Bill of Hare" premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8
  • Jun 9 Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC
  • Jun 10 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
  • Jun 10 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • Jun 10 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 US President John F. Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jun 11 Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz Island prison, the only ones to do so
  • Jun 12 Laos prince Souvanna Phouma forms coalition government
  • Jun 12 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m
  • Jun 13 "Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 13 Norway named ombudsman
  • Jun 14 Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, murders Anna Slesers, his first victim.
  • Jun 14 The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris - later becoming the European Space Agency.
  • Jun 15 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win
  • Jun 15 South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes
  • Jun 15 WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 15 Students for a Democratic Society complete the Port Huron Statement.
  • Jun 16 2 US army officers killed in Saigon

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 17 62nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC PA

  • Jun 17 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Czechoslovakia 3-1 in football's 7th World Cup in Santiago
  • Jun 17 Lou Brock is 2nd to HR into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers
  • Jun 17 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • Jun 21 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
  • Jun 22 1st test flight of a Hovercraft
  • Jun 22 French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed
  • Jun 22 12th Berlin International Film Festival: "A Kind of Loving" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 23 "Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St James NYC after 205 performances
  • Jun 23 Suvanna Phuma forms government in Laos
  • Jun 23 Larry Doby retires from Cleve Indians to play in Japan
  • Jun 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
  • Jun 24 Jack Reed's 22nd-inning HR wins longest NY Yankee game in history
  • Jun 25 İnönü government forms in Turkey
  • Jun 25 Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms
  • Jun 25 Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional
  • Jun 26 Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill
  • Jun 26 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
  • Jun 26 WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 27 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
  • Jun 27 Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems
  • Jun 27 In South Africa, the General Law Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) No 76 commences, increasing the state president's power to declare organisations unlawful and to add further restrictions to banning orders
  • Jun 28 Thalidomide drug banned in Netherlands
  • Jun 29 1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner
  • Jun 29 Frank Howard hits the 5,000th Dodger home run
  • Jun 30 17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
  • Jun 30 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
  • Jun 30 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
  • Jun 30 Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
  • Jun 30 Rwanda & Burundi become independent
  • 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
  • Jul 6 76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 878

  • May 2 Nancy Harvey, Swift Current Sask, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
  • May 2 Stephen Daldry, English film director
  • May 2 Ray Traylor, American professional wrestler (d. 2004)
  • May 2 Jimmy White, English snooker player
  • May 3 Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australian golfer
  • May 3 Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder
  • May 4 Tracy Vaccaro, playmate (October, 1983), born in Glendale, California
  • May 4 Oleta Adams, American singer
  • May 5 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
  • May 6 Neil Foster, cricketer (England right-fast medium)
  • May 6 Adam Yellin, American record producer
  • May 7 Robbie Knievel, daredevil, son of Evel (Chips Something Special)
  • May 8 Terry Baker, CFL kicker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 9 Dave Gahan, Essex, rock vocalist (Depeche Mode-Dreaming of Me)
  • May 9 John Corbett, actor/singer (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • May 9 Paul Heaton, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
  • May 10 Garry Daley, keyboard (China Crisis-Christian)
  • May 10 Joey Meyer, baseball player
  • May 10 Robby Thompson, infielder (SF Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • May 11 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 12 Amy Benz, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile Classic-3rd), born in Rochester, New York
  • May 12 Emilio Estevez, actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 12 Mark Bradshaw, Happy Camp California, diver (Olympics-96)
  • May 12 Brett Gurewitz, American songwriter and record producer (Bad Religion) (Epitaph)
  • May 13 Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)
  • May 13 Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet
  • May 13 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • May 13 Paul McDermott, Australian comedian
  • May 14 C C Deville, rocker (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
  • May 14 Ian Astbury, Merseyside, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman)
  • May 16 Gary Crocker, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)
  • May 17 Scott Case, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 17 Tracey Bryn, rocker (Voice of Beehive-Let it Bee)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 17 Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor, writer and comedian, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • May 17 Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer
  • May 18 Mike Whitmarsh, beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96), born in San Diego, California
  • May 18 Nanne Grönvall, Swedish singer
  • May 18 Sandra Cretu, German singer
  • May 18 Mike Darnell, American television executive
  • May 19 Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
  • May 20 Lydia Cheng, Ms Big Apple bodybuilder (1982) (Pumping Iron 2), born in NYC, New York
  • May 20 Sylvie Rauch, Munich German FR, nude model/actress
  • May 22 Andrew Donald Magee, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open), born in Paris, France
  • May 22 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • May 23 Karen Duffy, [Duff], MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • May 23 Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality
  • May 24 Bev Lidyoff, Huntington Park Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1994)
  • May 24 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-96)
  • May 25 Amy Read, golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • May 25 Zulqarnain, cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test)
  • May 26 Bob[cat] Goldthwait, comedian (Police Academy), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 26 Colin Vearncombe, singer-songwriter (Black-Wonderful Like), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2016)
  • May 26 Genie [Eugenie] Francis, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • May 27 Mariangela D'Abbraccio, Naples Italy, TV actress (Passioni)
  • May 27 Meg Parsont, personality (David Letterman Show)
  • May 27 Ravi Shastri, cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92)
  • May 27 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • May 27 Steven Brill, American film writer and director
  • May 28 Brandon Cruz, actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • May 29 Eric Davis, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 29 Gerry Norquist, Portland OR, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-5th)
  • May 29 John D. LeMay, American actor
  • May 30 Jan Gunnarsson, Sweden, tennis star
  • May 30 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • May 30 Tonya Pinkins, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 30 Kevin Eastman, American comic book creator
  • May 31 Corey Hart, vocalist (I Wear My Sunglasses at Night), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 31 Henry Williams, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 31 Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • May 31 Sebastian Koch, German actor
  • Jun 1 Jesse Johnson, rocker (Time)
  • Jun 1 Sherri Howard, Sherman Tx, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Jun 2 Darnell Coles, baseball player
  • Jun 2 Laura Witvoet, Alberta Canada, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning-52nd)
  • Jun 3 Connie Price-Smith, discus thrower (Oly-5th-96), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • Jun 3 Susannah Constantine, British fashion guru
  • Jun 4 Zenon Jaskuła, Polish cyclist
  • Jun 4 John P. Kee, American Gospel singer
  • Jun 5 Astrid, Belgian princess/daughter of Albert II
  • Jun 5 Jeff Garlin, American comedian
  • Jun 7 Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleve Rockers, Olym-gold-1984)
  • Jun 7 Paddy McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • Jun 7 Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 7 Michael Cartellone, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Jun 8 Nick Rhodes, [Bates], keyboardist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • Jun 8 Kristine W, American musician
  • Jun 9 Eddie Lundon, rocker (China Crisis-Christian)
  • Jun 10 Brent Sutter, Viking, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jun 10 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • Jun 10 Floris Jansen, cricketer (Netherlands pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • Jun 10 Gina Gershon, American actress
  • Jun 10 Vincent Perez, Swiss actor
  • Jun 10 Akie Abe, current First Lady of Japan
  • Jun 11 Michael Kenny, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jun 11 Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist, Olympian
  • Jun 12 Ally Sheedy, [Alexandria], actress (Wargames, Breakfast Club), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Michael Link, Provo Utah, actor (Earl-Julia)
  • Jun 12 Paul Clark, English musician (The Bolshoi)
  • Jun 12 John Enos III, American actor

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