December 1962 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 1 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Perth, Australia
  • Dec 3 Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
  • Dec 3 Pravda criticizes western art
  • Dec 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 6 US abandons Skybolt ballistic missile program
  • Dec 7 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 8 114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC
  • Dec 8 Attempted coup in British-controlled Brunei
  • Dec 8 Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)
  • Dec 9 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
  • Dec 9 Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
  • Dec 10 Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
  • Dec 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 13 Relay 1 communication satellite launched
  • Dec 14 Mariner 2 makes 1st US fly-by of another planet (Venus)
  • Dec 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 16 Nepal establishes its constitution and becomes a Constitutional Hindu Monarchy
  • Dec 17 Current constitution of Monaco promulgated
  • Dec 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Dec 19 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland
  • Dec 19 Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
  • Dec 19 Transit 5A1, 1st operational navigational satellite, launched
  • Dec 20 Osmond brothers debut on Andy Williams Show
  • Dec 21 Angolin leaves Comecon
  • Dec 21 US & Cuba accord, releases bay of pigs captive
  • Dec 22 Harris County voters approve all-weather stadium for Houston Colt .45s
  • Dec 22 Kinderman Place in the Bronx named
  • Dec 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Dec 23 Cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion
  • Dec 23 Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers 20-17 in AFL championship game
  • Dec 24 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Dec 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Dec 28 UN troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
  • Dec 29 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days
  • Dec 31 Dutch leave New Guinea
  • Dec 31 Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Dec 31 Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cin for 10 yrs

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 2 Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Dec 4 Kevin Richardson, English footballest
  • Dec 7 Grecia Colmenares, Italian entertainer
  • Dec 14 Glenda E Gray, South African scientist specializing in HIV research, born in Boksburg, South Africa
  • Dec 19 Bettina Huebers, claims to be the illegitimate daughter of Paul McCartney, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Dec 27 Barbara Crampton, actress (Body Double, Young & Restless), born in Levittown,New York
  • Dec 28 Melissa R. Kelly, former Maryland politician
  • Dec 31 Heather McCartney, British artist and daughter of Paul McCartney

Deaths in History

  • Dec 23 George Saiko, Austrian writer, dies at 70