1962 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 495

  • 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
  • Jul 1 Algeria votes for independence from France
  • Jul 1 Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)
  • Jul 2 Cubans minister of Foreign affairs RaulCastro arrives in Moscow

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Jul 2 Fidel Castro visits Moscow

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Jul 3 Algerian Revolution against French rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July)
  • Jul 5 96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
  • Jul 5 Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
  • Jul 5 Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers
  • Jul 6 Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
  • Jul 6 Mantle hits his 3rd & 4th consecutive homer
  • Jul 6 Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare.
  • Jul 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 9 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

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Jul 9 Andy Warhol's first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol

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Jul 10 Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jul 10 Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
  • Jul 10 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Jul 11 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
  • Jul 11 Brothers Hank & Tommie Aaron homer in same inning
  • Jul 11 Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
  • Jul 11 Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
  • Jul 11 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • Jul 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 12 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)
  • Jul 13 500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea
  • Jul 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 14 Borehole for Mont Blanc tunnel finished
  • Jul 14 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 15 Algeria becomes member of Arab League
  • Jul 15 Netherlands & Indonesia reach agreement over New Guinea
  • Jul 17 East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
  • Jul 17 Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
  • Jul 17 Senate rejects medicare for aged
  • Jul 17 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jul 18 Minn is 1st AL team to hit 2 grand slams in an inning as Bob Allison
  • Jul 19 Hungarian communist party expels Rákosi & Gero
  • Jul 20 France & Tunisia recover diplomatic relations
  • Jul 21 160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga
  • Jul 21 Battles on Chinese & Indies boundary
  • Jul 22 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
  • Jul 23 The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.
  • Jul 26 Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba
  • Jul 27 Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
  • Jul 27 Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia
  • Jul 27 USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Jul 28 19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa
  • Jul 28 Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
  • Aug 1 Failed assassination on president Nkrumah of Ghana

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Aug 4 Nelson Mandela captured by South African police

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Aug 5 1st quasar located by radio
  • Aug 5 Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement and for illegally leaving South Africa
  • Aug 5 UN command forbids flights to Katangese airports
  • Aug 6 Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
  • Aug 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 11 Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
  • Aug 11 Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2)
  • Aug 12 1st time 2 people in space
  • Aug 12 Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15
  • Aug 13 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
  • Aug 14 French & Italian workers break through at Mont Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
  • Aug 14 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
  • Aug 14 US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
  • Aug 15 Netherlands & Indonesia sign accord over New Guinea
  • Aug 15 Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg, Georgia
  • Aug 17 E German border guards shot & kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector
  • Aug 18 Peter, Paul & Mary release their first hit "If I Had a Hammer"
  • Aug 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 21 Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ

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