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Historical Events In 1962

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Feb 02   8 of 9 planets align for first time in 400 years on this day in history.  

Feb 02   On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

Feb 03   John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm on this day in history.  

Feb 03   President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food &drugs in the year 1962.  

Feb 03   Werner Bock, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 04   "Gay Life" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 113 performances on this day in history.  

Feb 04   On this day in history russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game  

Feb 04   In the year 1962 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Barbara Roles  

Feb 04   US male Figure Skating championship won by Monty Hoyt in the year 1962.  

Feb 05   French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history hSS-2 Sea King became the first helicopter to exceed 200 m.p.h. in an officially sanctioned trial.  

Feb 05   Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71 in the year 1962.  

Feb 05   On this day in history suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools is filed  

Feb 05   Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter &Saturn within 16º on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named in the year 1962.  

Feb 07   On this day in history arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow  

Feb 07   Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298 in the year 1962.  

Feb 07   In the year 1962 president Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba  

Feb 08   In the year 1962 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 09   On this day in history jamaica signs agreement to become independent  

Feb 09   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1962.  

Feb 10   Captured American U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers is released by the U.S.S.R. in exchange for a Soviet spy held by the U.S in the year 1962.  

Feb 10   In the year 1962 willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist, dies at 83  

Feb 11   Nine U.S. and South Vietnamese crewmen are killed in a SC-47 crash about 70 miles north of Saigon in the year 1962.  

Feb 12   On this day in history bus boycott starts in Macon GA  

Feb 14   In the year 1962 lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV  

Feb 15   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1962.  

Feb 15   Vladimir Sokoloff, actor (Road to Morocco, Cloak & Dagger), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85 in the year 1962.  

Feb 18   France & Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Albert Israel Elkus, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Feb 19   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 20   Halliwell Hobbes, dies at 64 in the year 1962.  

Feb 20   John Glenn becomes the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, aboard the spacecraft Friendship Seven 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   Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores) was born in the year 1962.  

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

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1962.  

Jan 04   Hans Lammers, German SS officer (b. 1879) died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history 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   On this day in history emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77  

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