June 1962 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
  • Jun 1 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m
  • Jun 3 Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130

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Jun 3 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Jun 4 Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US
  • 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 Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC

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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 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 South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes
  • Jun 15 Students for a Democratic Society complete the Port Huron Statement.
  • Jun 16 2 US army officers killed in Saigon
  • Jun 17 Lou Brock is 2nd to HR into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers
  • 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 Suvanna Phuma forms government in Laos
  • 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 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 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
  • Jun 30 Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
  • Jun 30 Rwanda & Burundi become independent

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Susannah Constantine, British fashion guru
  • Jun 5 Astrid, Belgian princess/daughter of Albert II
  • Jun 10 Akie Abe, current First Lady of Japan
  • Jun 18 Jan[ice] Merrill, track star (US record long distance holder 1979)
  • Jun 26 George P N earl of St Andrews, under English prince Edward
  • Jun 29 George Zamka, American astronaut
  • Jun 30 Vladimir Mikolaevich Dezhurov, Mordovia, astronaut (Mir 18, STS-71)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Franc S Finzgar, Slovic writer (Service Girls), dies
  • Jun 2 Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
  • Jun 4 William Beebe, US biologist/explorer, dies at 84
  • Jun 6 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter, dies at 34
  • Jun 14 Anna Sleasers, first Boston Strangler victim
  • Jun 19 Frank Borzage, US, director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo), dies at 69
  • Jun 25 Ephraim Lisitsky, Hebrew poet, dies
  • Jun 27 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)
  • Jun 30 Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist, dies at 65