Historical Events in June 1962

  • 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