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Historical Events In 1962

Friday, 19 August 2022

Oct 17   Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship in the year 1962.  

Oct 18   Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA on this day in history.  

Oct 18   JFK meets Russian minister of Foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko in the year 1962.  

Oct 18   In the year 1962 uS launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon  

Oct 21   On this day in history mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open  

Oct 21   In the year 1962 the 1962 Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) closes.  

Oct 22   On this day in history cuban Missile Crisis begins  

Oct 22   In the year 1962 jFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba  

Oct 22   JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis in the year 1962.  

Oct 22   In the year 1962 nelson Mandella goes on trial for treason in South Africa  

Oct 23   USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800 m on this day in history.  

Oct 24   In Cuban missile crisis, the US blockade of Cuba begins on this day in history.  

Oct 24   On this day in history u.S. Military Forces put on High Alert during the Cuban Missile Crisis,  

Oct 25   110th member of the UN admitted (Uganda) on this day in history.  

Oct 25   On this day in history american author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature  

Oct 25   Photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba is presented to the U.N. Security council by U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson on this day in history.  

Oct 25   In the year 1962 stevenson demands USSR amb Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"  

Oct 26   In the year 1962 beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"  

Oct 26   In the year 1962 hattie McDaniel actress (Gone With the Wind), dies at 67  

Oct 27   "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 perfs in the year 1962.  

Oct 27   In the year 1962 enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58  

Oct 28   Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis in the year 1962.  

Oct 28   On this day in history pierre Froidebise, composer, dies at 48  

Oct 29   In the year 1962 naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer, dies at 77  

Nov 01   In the year 1962 first ever spacecraft to Mars, Mars 1, launched  

Nov 01   Greece enters the European Common Market on this day in history.  

Nov 01   USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars in the year 1962.  

Nov 01   On this day in history winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78  

Nov 02   In the year 1962 felice Lattuada, composer, dies at 80  

Nov 02   JFK announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled in the year 1962.  

Nov 03   On this day in history harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8), dies at 69  

Nov 06   On this day in history bART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote  

Nov 06   On this day in history edward M Kennedy first elected (Sen-D-MA)  

Nov 07   Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC in the year 1962.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1962

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   Darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Phila Phillies) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1962 birth of gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)  

Jan 03   In the year 1962 birth of mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)  

Jan 03   Ulrike Lang, writer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Francesca Lia Block, American author was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls) was born in the year 1962.  

Jan 04   In the year 1962 birth of martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)  

Jan 04   In the year 1962 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   Diego Martínez Barrio, Spanish president (1939), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Hans Lammers, German SS officer (b. 1879) died in the year 1962.  

Jan 06   In the year 1962 jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57  

Jan 09   LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68 in the year 1962.  

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

Jan 13   Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   In the year 1962 kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62  

Jan 16   In the year 1962 emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77  

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