On This Day

1962 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 466

  • 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 Department 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett refuses to admit an African-American, James Meredith, to Mississippi University

Civil Rights Activist James Meredith
Civil Rights Activist
James Meredith
  • 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 Mississippi
  • Sep 25 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia
  • Sep 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Sep 25 "New Painting of Common Objects" exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum opens - 1st show on American Pop Art
  • 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
  • Sep 29 Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Battle of InterestCuban Missile Crisis

Oct 16 Cuban Missile Crisis begins as JFK is shown photos confirming the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba

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Reconnaissance photo of Soviet missiles in Cuba shown to John F. Kennedy on October 16, 1962
Reconnaissance photo of Soviet missiles in Cuba shown to John F. Kennedy on October 16, 1962
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  • 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

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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 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 Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba and imposes a 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

United Nations <b>Speech</b>United Nations Speech

Oct 23 Adlai Stevenson speaks at the United Nations about the Cuba crisis

US Governor and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson II
US Governor and Presidential Candidate
Adlai Stevenson II
  • Oct 23 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m
  • Oct 24 Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet ships approach but stop short of the US blockade of Cuba
  • Oct 25 110th member of UN admitted (Uganda)
  • Oct 25 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

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 closes its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Oct 26 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

The Man Who Saved The WorldThe Man Who Saved The World

Oct 27 Black Saturday during the Cuban Missile Crisis: An American spy plane is shot down over Cuba and the navy drops warning depth charges on Soviet submarines

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Trial of strength: How a cartoonist saw the confrontation between Kruschev and Kennedy
Trial of strength: How a cartoonist saw the confrontation between Kruschev and Kennedy
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  • 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 oil industry's most powerful 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

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