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Historical Events Happened In 1962

Thursday, 24 April 2014

May 02   OAS strikes in Algeria on this day in history.  

May 02   US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island on this day in history.  

May 03   Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train and a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan) on this day in history.  

May 04   On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island  

May 05   "West Side Story" soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album on this day in history.  

May 05   Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history antonio Segni elected President of Italy  

May 06   First nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine (Ethan Allen) on this day in history.  

May 06   Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquerors Nam Tha Laos on this day in history.  

May 06   US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean on this day in history.  

May 07   On this day in history jimmy Conlin, dies at 77  

May 07   Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960) on this day in history.  

May 07   On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island  

May 08   On this day in history london trolley buses go out of service  

May 08   The first Atlas Centaur Launch on this day in history.  

May 09   Beatles sign their first contract with EMI Parlophone on this day in history.  

May 09   Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for first time on this day in history.  

May 09   On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island  

May 11   On this day in history antonio Segni becomes President of Italy  

May 11   Near the Coast of Mexico a 7.0 quake resulted in four persons killed, and many injured. Extensive property damage in south-central Mexico on this day in history.  

May 11   On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island  

May 11   On this day in history uS sends troops to Thailand  

May 12   Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

May 12   US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island on this day in history.  

May 13   Frank Jenks, actor (Colonel Flack), dies of cancer at 60 on this day in history.  

May 14   Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain on this day in history.  

May 14   US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island on this day in history.  

May 15   US marines arrive in Laos on this day in history.  

May 17   On this day in history marin County withdraws from BART district  

May 19   On this day in history "John Birch Society" by Chad Mitchell Trio hits #99  

May 19   On this day in history indonesian paratroopers land in New Guinea  

May 19   Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's National League hit record with 3,431 on this day in history.  

May 19   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)  

May 22   14th Emmy Awards Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Phila Phillies)  

Jan 03   Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of ulrike Lang, writer  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of francesca Lia Block, American author  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of patrick Cassidy, LA Calif, actor/composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall)  

Famous Deaths In 1962

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history diego Martínez Barrio, Spanish president (1939), dies at 76  

Jan 04   On this day in history death of hans Lammers, German SS officer (b. 1879)  

Jan 06   Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42 died on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42  

Jan 15   On this day in history kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62  

Jan 16   On this day in history emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77