What Happened in 1962 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 768

  • 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

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 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
  • Aug 1 Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
  • Aug 1 Failed assassination on president Nkrumah of Ghana
  • Aug 3 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
  • Aug 3 NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Nelson Mandela captured by South African police

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Aug 5 1st quasar located by radio
  • Aug 5 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • Aug 5 Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement and for illegally leaving South Africa
  • Aug 5 UN command forbids flights to Katangese airports
  • Aug 6 Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
  • Aug 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 11 Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
  • Aug 11 Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"
  • Aug 11 Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2)
  • Aug 11 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
  • Aug 12 1st time 2 people in space
  • Aug 12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
  • Aug 12 Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15
  • Aug 13 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
  • Aug 14 French & Italian workers break through at Mont Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
  • Aug 14 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
  • Aug 14 US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
  • Aug 15 Netherlands & Indonesia sign accord over New Guinea
  • Aug 15 Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg, Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Aug 17 E German border guards shot & kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector
  • Aug 18 Peter, Paul & Mary release their first hit "If I Had a Hammer"
  • Aug 19 Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55
  • Aug 19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
  • Aug 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 21 Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ

MurderAssassination Attempt

Aug 22 Failed assassination attempt on French president Charles de Gaulle

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Aug 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 22 Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
  • Aug 23 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Aug 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 25 23rd Venice Film Festival: "Family Diary" directed by Valerio Zurlini and "Ivan's Childhood" directed by Andrei Tarkovsky jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • Aug 26 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open
  • Aug 26 Minnesota Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0
  • Aug 27 Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus
  • Aug 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 28 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
  • Aug 28 Dr Geza De Kaplany tortures his wife with acid to punish her for supposed infidelity

Music releaseMusic Recording

Aug 28 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • Aug 29 Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
  • Aug 29 US U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba
  • Aug 30 Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
  • Aug 31 Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Sep 1 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
  • Sep 1 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 1 UN announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion
  • Sep 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 1 Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 2 Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Sep 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • Sep 4 Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI
  • Sep 4 French president De Gaulle visits German FR
  • Sep 5 Atletico Madrid of Spain win 2nd European Cup Winner's Cup against ACF Fiorentina of Italy 3-0 in Stuttgart (replay)
  • Sep 5 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 8 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • Sep 8 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 8 Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 'Evening Star'
  • Sep 9 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
  • Sep 9 Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 878

  • Jun 13 Hannah Storm, sports journalist (CNN, NBC)
  • Jun 13 Karen Kurreck, Urbana Ill, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 13 Mark Frankel, actor (Leon the Pig Farmer)
  • Jun 13 Davey Hamilton, American racing driver
  • Jun 14 Scott Radecic, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jun 15 Andrea Rost, Hungarian soprano
  • Jun 16 Wally Joyner, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Femi Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat Musician
  • Jun 16 Arnold Vosloo, South African actor
  • Jun 17 Ed Brady, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jun 17 Michael Monroe, Finnish singer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • Jun 18 Jan[ice] Merrill, track star (US record long distance holder 1979)
  • Jun 18 Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Jun 19 Ken Tohill, American jockey, born in Pleasanton, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 19 Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, choreographer (Straight Up) and TV personality (American Idol), born in San Fernando, California

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • Jun 19 Phillip Hatchett, Russellville Ky, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Quebec)
  • Jun 19 Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
  • Jun 21 Marc Copage, actor (Corey Baker-Julia), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 21 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician
  • Jun 21 Takeshi Asami, Japanese racing driver

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • Jun 22 Ruby Turner, rocker (No Where to Run)
  • Jun 23 Paul LaGreca, actor (Big Trouble), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 23 Kari Takko, Uusikaupunki FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland)
  • Jun 23 Kevin Yagher, TV/film special effects technician
  • Jun 23 Chuck Billy, American vocalist (Testament)
  • Jun 25 Dan Turk, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 25 Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster
  • Jun 26 George P N earl of St Andrews, under English prince Edward
  • Jun 26 Jerome Kersey, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Sea Supersonics)
  • Jun 28 Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romania, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Jun 29 Amanda Donohoe, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law), born in London, England
  • Jun 29 George Zamka, American astronaut
  • Jun 30 Julianne Regan, rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet)
  • Jun 30 Vladimir Mikolaevich Dezhurov, Mordovia, astronaut (Mir 18, STS-71)
  • Jun 30 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 1 Andre Braugher, actor (Frank Pembleton-Homicide), 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
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 kayak (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, Patterson NJ, discus thrower
  • 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, Orlando Florida, actor (Passenger 57, Money Train, Blade trilogy)
  • Jul 31 John Chiang, American politician

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Famous Deaths

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