Historical Events in November 1962

  • Nov 1 Greece enters European Common Market
  • Nov 1 KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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 Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 1 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Nov 1 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1 WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting

NBA Record

Nov 3 SF Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 72 points in 127-115 defeat to LA Lakers at LA Memorial Sports Arena; then 4th-highest point total in NBA history; remains 6th highest game total

  • 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 as Democratic Senator for Massachusetts

Election of Interest

Nov 6 Edward W. Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts

  • Nov 6 Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery
  • Nov 6 Statue of Joseph Stalin in Prague is removed as part of de-Stalinzation efforts
  • Nov 6 UN General Assembly adopts resolution condemning South Africa

NHL Record

Nov 7 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

Election 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

  • Nov 8 Canada's government orders the nickel changed back to round shape
  • Nov 9 Catharina Lodders of the Netherlands elected Miss World
  • Nov 9 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 10 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Nov 11 Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait

Sports History

Nov 15 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award

  • Nov 16 Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
  • Nov 16 SF Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 73 points in 127-111 win over NY Knicks at Madison Square Garden
  • Nov 17 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 performances

Music Premiere

Nov 17 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 257 performances

Historic Event

Nov 17 US President JFK dedicates Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C.

  • Nov 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR

Historic Event

Nov 19 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

  • Nov 19 KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 19 SN Behrman's "Lord Pengo" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 19 Todor Zhivkov (51) becomes Prime Minister of Bulgaria

Sports History

Nov 20 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 3rd time

  • Nov 20 USSR agrees to remove remaining Ilyushin Il-28 bomber jets 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 23 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named National League MVP
  • Nov 24 Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea
  • Nov 25 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 26 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
  • Nov 26 The Beatles re-record "Please Please Me" at a faster tempo
  • Nov 27 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
  • Nov 27 Sumner Arthur Long's play "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 29 Major League Baseball decides to revert to 1 All-Star game per year, after 4 seasons in which 2 All-Star games were played

Historic Event

Nov 30 U Thant of Burma becomes the 3rd Secretary-General of the United Nations