Historical Events in July 1962

  • 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 R├íkosi & 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