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Historical Events In 1962

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Oct 17   Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 18   US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon on this day in history.  

Oct 21   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open on this day in history.  

Oct 21   The 1962 Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) closes on this day in history.  

Oct 22   Cuban Missile Crisis begins on this day in history.  

Oct 22   JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba in the year 1962.  

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

Oct 22   Nelson Mandella goes on trial for treason in South Africa on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Oct 25   In the year 1962 110th member of the UN admitted (Uganda)  

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   On this day in history 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   Beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why" in the year 1962.  

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   Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

Oct 28   Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis on this day in history.  

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

Oct 29   Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer, dies at 77 in the year 1962.  

Nov 01   On this day in history 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   In the year 1962 jFK announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled  

Nov 03   In the year 1962 harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8), dies at 69  

Nov 06   BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote on this day in history.  

Nov 06   Edward M Kennedy first elected (Sen-D-MA) in the year 1962.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1962

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   On this day in history birth of mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)  

Jan 03   Ulrike Lang, writer was born in the year 1962.  

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   Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good) was born in the year 1962.  

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

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

Jan 06   Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57 in the year 1962.  

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

Jan 12   In the year 1962 death of ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42  

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

Jan 15   Kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62 in the year 1962.  

Jan 16   Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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