1962 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 492

  • Aug 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 22 Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
  • Aug 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 27 Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus
  • Aug 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Aug 28 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
  • Aug 28 Dr Geza De Kaplany tortures his wife with acid to punish her for supposed infidelity
  • Aug 29 Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
  • Aug 29 US U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba
  • Aug 30 Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
  • Aug 31 Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Sep 1 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
  • Sep 1 United Nations announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion
  • Sep 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 2 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 4 French president De Gaulle visits German FR
  • Sep 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 8 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • Sep 8 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 8 Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 'Evening Star'
  • Sep 9 Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk
  • Sep 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 16 Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
  • Sep 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 17 Justice Dept files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • Sep 17 US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
  • Sep 18 Charlie Finley is denied permission to move As to Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Sep 18 Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
  • Sep 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 20 Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria
  • Sep 20 Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett refuses to admit an African-American, James Meredith, to Mississippi University
  • Sep 23 LA Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
  • Sep 23 Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora" premieres in Berlin
  • Sep 23 NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
  • Sep 24 US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Miss
  • Sep 25 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 25 Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 25 "New Painting of Common Objects" exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum opens - 1st show on American Pop Art
  • Sep 26 LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
  • Sep 26 Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
  • Sep 27 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
  • Sep 27 US sells Israel Hawk anti-aircraft missiles

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Sep 27 Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts of pesticide use in the US on the environment

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • Sep 28 Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
  • Sep 28 Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.

  • Sep 29 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7
  • Sep 29 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
  • Sep 29 Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader

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Sep 29 JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Sep 29 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consecutive innings pitched without a walk
  • Sep 30 JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
  • Sep 30 James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi

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Sep 30 Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez
  • Oct 1 James Meredith becomes the 1st black student at the University of Mississippi
  • Oct 1 The Lucy Show premieres
  • Oct 1 UN gives Netherlands control of New Guinea
  • Oct 1 US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
  • Oct 2 SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game
  • Oct 2 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Oct 3 Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
  • Oct 4 USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
  • Oct 6 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Oct 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 8 Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN
  • Oct 8 North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers' Party
  • Oct 8 Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", uncovering sorry state of West German army. Magazine soon accused of treason.
  • Oct 9 Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
  • Oct 9 NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
  • Oct 9 Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom
  • Oct 10 Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
  • Oct 11 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show

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Oct 11 Second Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII

  • Oct 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 12 US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications & meteorology
  • Oct 12 Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
  • Oct 14 Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs NY Titans 56-17
  • Oct 14 US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba
  • Oct 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 15 Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court
  • Oct 16 Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • Oct 16 Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
  • Oct 17 Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
  • Oct 18 JFK meets Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko
  • Oct 18 US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon
  • Oct 18 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

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Oct 18 James Watson (US), Francis Crick (UK) and Maurice Wilkins (UK) win the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work in determining the structure of DNA

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson
  • Oct 19 Stalin monument removed in Prague
  • Oct 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 20 Chinese army lands in India
  • Oct 20 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Oct 22 JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
  • Oct 22 US President John F. Kennedy imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis

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