1962 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 495 of 495


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Oct 22 US President John F. Kennedy imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis
  • Oct 22 JFK receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote
  • Oct 22 Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
  • Oct 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 23 Adlai Stevenson speaks at UN about Cuba crisis
  • Oct 23 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m
  • Oct 24 Cuban missile crisis: US blockade of Cuba begins
  • Oct 25 110th member of UN admitted (Uganda)
  • Oct 25 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

  • Oct 25 US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"
  • Oct 26 JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Oct 26 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Oct 27 Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
  • Oct 27 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • Oct 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 27 The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian industry's most relevant figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances.
  • Oct 28 Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
  • Oct 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 28 Cuban missile crisis: US President JFK receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement
  • Oct 30 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • 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)
  • Nov 17 US President JFK dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Washngton DC
  • 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
  • Dec 1 7th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Perth, Australia
  • Dec 3 Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
  • Dec 3 Pravda criticizes western art
  • Dec 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 6 US abandons Skybolt ballistic missile program
  • Dec 7 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 8 114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC
  • Dec 8 Attempted coup in British-controlled Brunei
  • Dec 8 Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)
  • Dec 9 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
  • Dec 9 Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
  • Dec 10 Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
  • Dec 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 13 Relay 1 communication satellite launched
  • Dec 14 Mariner 2 makes 1st US fly-by of another planet (Venus)
  • Dec 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 15 Vaughn Meader's "1st Family" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 12 wks
  • Dec 16 Nepal gets constitution/becomes Constitutional Hindu Monarchy
  • Dec 17 Current constitution of Monaco promulgated
  • Dec 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Dec 19 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia & Nyasaland
  • Dec 19 Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
  • Dec 19 Transit 5A1, 1st operational navigational satellite, launched
  • Dec 20 Osmond brothers debut on Andy Williams Show
  • Dec 21 Angolin leaves Comecon
  • Dec 21 US & Cuba accord, releases bay of pigs captive
  • Dec 22 Harris County voters approve all-weather stadium for Houston Colt .45s
  • Dec 22 Kinderman Place in the Bronx named
  • Dec 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Dec 23 Cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion
  • Dec 23 Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers 20-17 in AFL championship game
  • Dec 24 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Dec 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Dec 28 UN troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
  • Dec 29 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days
  • Dec 31 Dutch leave New Guinea
  • Dec 31 Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Dec 31 Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cin for 10 yrs

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