What Happened on November 1, 1962

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Greece enters European Common Market
  • KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Kiedis, rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Kelly Kelland, softball 1st baseman (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • Maga Furuholmen, rocker
  • Michelle Estill, LPGA golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Robert Willis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sharron Davies, British Olympic swimmer and tv presenter (BBC), born in Plymouth, Devon

Famous Deaths

  • Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
  • Wintter Haynes Watts, American composer, dies at 78