Historical Events In 1962
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Oct 17 In the year 1962 yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
Oct 18 Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA in the year 1962.
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 in the year 1962.
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 Cuban Missile Crisis begins in the year 1962.
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 on this day in history.
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 In Cuban missile crisis, the US blockade of Cuba begins on this day in history.
Oct 24 U.S. Military Forces put on High Alert during the Cuban Missile Crisis, on this day in history.
Oct 25 110th member of the UN admitted (Uganda) in the year 1962.
Oct 25 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature in the year 1962.
Oct 25 Photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba is presented to the U.N. Security council by U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson in the year 1962.
Oct 25 Stevenson demands USSR amb Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over" on this day in history.
Oct 26 On this day in history 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 In the year 1962 khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
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 First ever spacecraft to Mars, Mars 1, launched on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Nov 01 On this day in history winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78
Nov 02 Felice Lattuada, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.
Nov 02 JFK announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.