November 1962 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Greece enters European Common Market
  • 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 3 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 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
  • Nov 8 Canada's government orders the nickel changed back to round shape
  • Nov 9 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 US President JFK dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Washngton DC

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Nov 19 SN Behrman's "Lord Pengo" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 19 Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria
  • 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 24 Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea
  • Nov 26 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
  • Nov 27 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
  • Nov 27 Sumner Arthur Long's "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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 David Brock, American political commentator, pundit
  • Nov 2 Simon Hill, English-Australian Football commentator
  • Nov 3 Jacqui Smith UK Home Secretary
  • Nov 5 Marcus J. Ranum, American computer/network security innovator
  • Nov 12 Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist
  • Nov 12 Neal Shusterman, American author
  • Nov 18 Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 22 Cleo Fields, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • Nov 22 Victor Pelevin, Russian writer
  • Nov 30 Daniel Keys Moran, American writer

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 3 Harlow Curtice, President of General Motors (1953-8), dies at 69

President of General Motors Harlow Curtice
President of General Motors
Harlow Curtice

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 7 Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Nov 11 RenĂ© Coty, President of France , dies at 80
  • Nov 14 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet (Hombres & Soledad), dies at 80
  • Nov 17 Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami
  • Nov 18 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre), dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • Nov 20 Jasper McLevy, socialist mayor of Bridgeport Ct, dies
  • Nov 23 Herman J Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), dies at 62
  • Nov 24 James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60
  • Nov 26 Albert P Sarraut, Indo-China premier (1933, 36), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948), dies at 82
  • Nov 29 Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ