Historical Events for January 1962

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1st - Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
1st - Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
1st - Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa
1st - United States Navy SEALs established.
1st - 48th Rose Bowl: #6 Minnesota beats #16 UCLA, 21-3
1st - 28th Sugar Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #9 Arkansas, 10-3`
1st - 28th Orange Bowl: #4 LSU beats #7 Colorado, 25-7
2nd - Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
3rd - Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
3rd - Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
4th - 1st automated (unmanned) subway train in New York City
5th - Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"
7th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
7th - Assassination attempt fails on Indonesian president Sukarno
7th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
8th - Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)
Golfer Jack NicklausGolfer Jack Nicklaus 8th - Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
9th - Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ
9th - NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
9th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
10th - 4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Peru
10th - Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500
11th - Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
13th - "Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances
13th - Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
14th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
15th - Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea
15th - 50th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-0, 6-2)
Tennis Player Rod LaverTennis Player Rod Laver 15th - 50th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4)
16th - Shooting begins on "Dr No"
16th - Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
16th - 12th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 150-130 at St. Louis
17th - NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690m
17th - Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF
18th - Southern University closed due to demonstrations
18th - US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
18th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
20th - "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
21st - JFK arrives in Uruguay
21st - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 21st - Snow falls in San Francisco
22nd - The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.
23rd - British intellegence officer Kim Philby defects to USSR
23rd - Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb
23rd - "Jules et Jim", based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché, directed by François Truffau and starring Jeanne Moreau is released
24th - 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
24th - Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
24th - Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
24th - Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
26th - Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's
26th - Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson 26th - David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia
26th - US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)
26th - "Twist" is impure & bans it from all Catholic schools
27th - "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
28th - Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia & survives
30th - UN General Assembly censures Portugal over Angola
30th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
30th - 2 members of Flying Wallendas' high-wire act killed when their 7-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit
31st - Gen Charles P Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA
31st - Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout"

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