1962 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 493

  • Mar 23 JFK visits San Francisco
  • Mar 23 Wake Forest coach "Bones" McKinney becomes 2nd person to play & coach

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Mar 25 French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
  • Mar 26 US Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legistature
  • Mar 27 Ann Jellicoe's play "Knack" premieres in London
  • Mar 27 Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
  • Mar 28 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
  • Mar 29 Argentine President Arturo Frondizi flees from the army
  • Mar 29 Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
  • Apr 2 The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
  • Apr 3 Lt General Marshall S Carter, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Apr 5 Herb Gardner's "Thousand Clowns" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 5 Mgr J Daems appointed bishop of Antwerp

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Apr 5 St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
  • Apr 7 Umrigar slams 172* v WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
  • Apr 7 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail
  • Apr 8 Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
  • Apr 9 JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
  • Apr 12 San Mateo County withdraws from BART district (SF Bay area)
  • Apr 13 US steel industry forced to give up price increases
  • Apr 14 Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 14 Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 15 US national debt above $300,000,000,000
  • Apr 16 Brazil nationalizes US businesses
  • Apr 19 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m
  • Apr 20 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m
  • Apr 20 New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
  • Apr 20 OAS-leader ex-general Salan arrested in Algiers
  • Apr 21 Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
  • Apr 22 Pirates tie then record of 10 straight wins to start season
  • Apr 23 1st US satellite to reach the moon launched
  • Apr 23 Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Apr 24 1st Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested
  • Apr 24 MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA
  • Apr 24 Sandy Koufax's 2nd 18-strikeout game
  • Apr 25 Cleve sends Harry Chiti to Mets for a player to be named later, on June 15 the Mets send Chiti back to Cleveland
  • Apr 25 Lion & Tiger Veldt at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
  • Apr 25 US Ranger spacecraft crash lands on Moon
  • Apr 25 US resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island
  • Apr 26 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
  • Apr 26 Ariel 1 Launch (1st UK Satellite)
  • Apr 26 Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon
  • Apr 26 US/UK launch Ariel; 1st international payload
  • Apr 27 Arnold Wesker's "Chips with Everything" premieres in London
  • Apr 27 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Apr 29 16th Tony Awards: "A Man For All Seasons" & "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" win
  • Apr 30 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m
  • May 1 1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara
  • May 1 Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter, in his 4th start
  • May 1 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • May 1 JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
  • May 2 OAS strikes in Algeria
  • May 2 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • May 3 Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train & a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan)
  • May 4 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • May 6 1st nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine (Ethan Allen)
  • May 6 Antonio Segni elected president of Italy
  • May 6 Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquers Nam Tha Laos
  • May 6 US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)
  • May 7 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • May 8 1st Atlas Centaur Launch
  • May 8 London trolley buses go out of service
  • May 9 Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
  • May 9 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • May 11 Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy
  • May 11 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • May 11 US sends troops to Thailand
  • May 12 Grevelingen dam closes
  • May 12 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • May 14 Ex-present of Yugoslavia Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
  • May 14 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • May 15 US marines arrive in Laos
  • May 17 Marin County withdraws from BART district
  • May 19 Indonesian paratroopers land in New Guinea
  • May 19 US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
  • May 21 3 more Cleveland HR set AL record for most HR (26) over 8 games
  • May 22 Netherlands telephone network becomes completely automated
  • May 22 Major Robert A Rushworth, USAF, takes X-15 to 30,600m
  • May 22 Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
  • May 23 OAS leader general Raoul Salan sentenced to life
  • May 23 Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7
  • May 24 M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into Earth orbit
  • May 25 US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
  • May 25 US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week
  • May 28 Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY
  • May 28 US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
  • May 30 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
  • May 30 Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" premieres
  • May 31 The West Indies Federation dissolves.
  • 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

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 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 122 of 122

  • Oct 17 Mike Judge, Ecuadorian born American cartoonist, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Oct 19 Tracy Chevalier, American author
  • Oct 23 Daria Scagliola, Italian/Dutch photographer (vuurtorenpostzegels)
  • Oct 28 Bobby Tate, fictional character on Soap
  • Oct 28 Scotty Nguyen, professional poker player
  • 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
  • Dec 2 Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Dec 4 Kevin Richardson, English footballest
  • Dec 7 Grecia Colmenares, Italian entertainer
  • 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

Weddings in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 117 of 117

  • Oct 17 Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (b. 1882)
  • Oct 27 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
  • Oct 27 Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba

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