Historical Events in November 1962

  • Nov 1 Greece enters European Common Market
  • Nov 1 KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Nov 1 USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
  • Nov 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Nov 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 1 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 3 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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Nov 3 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Nov 4 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
  • Nov 4 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Nov 6 BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote
  • Nov 6 Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-Mass)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Edward W. Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • Nov 6 Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery
  • Nov 6 UN General Assembly adopts resolution condemning South Africa

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 Richard Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Nov 7 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall
  • Nov 8 Canada's government orders the nickel changed back to round shape
  • Nov 9 Catharina Lodders of the Netherlands elected Miss World
  • Nov 9 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 10 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Nov 11 Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
  • Nov 15 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 16 Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
  • Nov 16 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks
  • Nov 17 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 performances

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Nov 17 US President JFK dedicates Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C.

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 17 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 257 performances
  • Nov 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR

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Nov 19 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Nov 19 KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 19 SN Behrman's "Lord Pengo" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 19 Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria

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Nov 20 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 3rd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Nov 20 USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade
  • Nov 21 The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • Nov 22 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Perth, Australia
  • Nov 23 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
  • Nov 24 Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea
  • Nov 25 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 26 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
  • Nov 26 Fab Four have their first recording session under name The Beatles
  • Nov 27 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
  • Nov 27 Sumner Arthur Long's play "Never Too Late" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 28 Telegraph between Netherlands & Indonesia restored
  • Nov 29 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
  • Nov 29 Great Britain & France decide to jointly build the Concorde supersonic airliner
  • Nov 30 U Thant of Burma becomes the 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations