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1962 Yearly calendar

 
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EVENTS
1962-03-19  Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.  
1962-09-23  The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City opens with the completion of the first building, the Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall) home of the New York Philharmonic.  
1962-08-30  Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.  
1962-03-13  Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.  
1962-11-04  In a test of the Nike-Hercules air defense missile, Shot Dominic-Tightrope is successfully detonated 69,000 feet above Johnston Island. It would also be the last atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States.  
1962-12-02  Vietnam War: After a trip to Vietnam at the request of US President John F. Kennedy, US Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield becomes the first American official not to make an optimistic public comment on the war's progress.  
1962-11-17  President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C. region.  
1962-07-22  Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.  
1962-09-25  The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.  
1962-01-22  The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.  
1962-10-11  Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.  
1962-11-24  The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.  
1962-01-01  United States Navy SEALs established.  
1962-11-20  Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.  
1962-05-12  Douglas MacArthur delivers his Duty, Honor, Country valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.  
1962-04-26  NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.  
1962-10-25  Uganda joins the United Nations.  
1962-07-11  First transatlantic satellite television transmission.  
1962-06-11  Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.  
1962-05-06  St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.  
1962-09-30  James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.  
1962-02-10  Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.  
1962-07-05  Algeria becomes independent from France.  
1962-03-23  NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace initiative.  
1962-03-02  Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.  
1962-12-07  Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils.  
1962-07-12  The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.  
1962-02-20  Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.  
1962-10-27  A plane carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.  
1962-12-21  Rondane National Park is established as Norway's first national park.  
1962-07-01  Independence of Rwanda.  
1962-07-02  The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.  
1962-08-31  Trinidad and Tobago becomes independent.  
1962-02-08  Charonne massacre. Nine trade unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.  
1962-01-08  The Harmelen train disaster killed 93 people in the Netherlands.  
1962-10-28  Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.  
1962-12-14  NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.  
1962-10-08  Algeria joins the United Nations.  
1962-10-09  Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.  
1962-09-15  The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.  
1962-08-22  The NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.  
1962-04-02  The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.  
1962-03-04  The United States Atomic Energy Commission announces that the first atomic power plant at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is in operation.  
1962-10-27  Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.  
1962-10-01  First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson  
1962-08-22  An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.  
1962-08-16  Pete Best replaced by Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) as drummer for The Beatles.  
1962-09-30  Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.  
1962-06-14  The New Mexico Supreme Court in the case of Montoya v. Bolack, 70 N.M. 196, prohibits state and local governments from denying Indians the right to vote because they live on a reservation.  
1962-09-08  Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 Evening Star.  
1962-12-09  The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.  
1962-07-23  Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.  
1962-03-01  American Airlines Flight 1 crashes on take off in New York.  
1962-01-10  Apollo Project: NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket booster. It became better known as the Saturn V moon rocket, which launched every Apollo moon mission.  
1962-09-20  James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.  
1962-10-16  Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States and Cuba begins.  
1962-01-04  New York City introduces a train that operates without a crew on-board.  
1962-08-06  Jamaica becomes independent.  
1962-10-08  Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about a NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany's army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine is soon accused of treason.  
1962-01-26  Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).  
1962-10-12  Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages  
1962-10-14  The Cuban Missile Crisis begins: A U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance plane and its pilot fly over the island of Cuba and take photographs of Soviet missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads being installed and erected in Cuba.  
1962-08-05  Nelson Mandela is jailed. He would not be released until 1990.  
1962-07-01  Independence of Burundi.  
1962-09-28  The Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.  
1962-10-25  Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.  
1962-08-17  East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall.  
1962-11-21  The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.  
1962-07-10  Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.  
1962-12-13  NASA "Relay 1" launch, first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.  
1962-02-09  Jamaica becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations.  
1962-05-24  Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.  
1962-02-17  A storm kills more than 300 people in Hamburg, West Germany.  
1962-09-29  Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, is launched.  
1962-08-27  The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.  
1962-05-19  A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of Happy Birthday.  
1962-07-09  Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.  
1962-04-21  The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.  
1962-03-02  In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'état.  
1962-06-03  An Air France Boeing 707 charter, Chateau de Sully crashes after an aborted takeoff from Paris-Orly Airport, killing 130.  
1962-07-09  The Starfish Prime high-altitude nuclear test is conducted by the United States of America.  
1962-01-11  An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.  
1962-09-01  Channel Television reaches 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.  
1962-05-22  Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.  
1962-05-25  The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.  
1962-02-07  The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.  
1962-09-18  Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.  
1962-02-05  French President Charles De Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.  
1962-07-03  The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.  
1962-11-11  Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.  
1962-05-31  Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.  
1962-01-01  Western Samoa achieves independence from New Zealand; its name is changed to the Independent State of Western Samoa.  
1962-10-22  Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.  
1962-12-11  Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.  
1962-05-27  The Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire starts.  
1962-07-23  The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.  
1962-08-15  James Joseph Dresnok defects to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea after running across the Korean DMZ. Dresnok still resides in the capital, Pyongyang.  
1962-10-03  Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.  
1962-09-08  Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a Constitution.  
1962-03-18  The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.  
1962-05-31  The West Indies Federation dissolves.  
1962-07-17  Nuclear weapons testing: The "Small Boy" test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada Test Site.  
1962-09-24  United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.  
1962-02-14  First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.  
1962-04-06  Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms' First Piano Concerto.  
1962-07-08  Ne Win besieges and dynamites the Rangoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement.  
1962-11-06  Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.  
1962-07-05  The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.  
1962-07-06  As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test takes place.  
1962-09-26  The Yemen Arab Republic is proclaimed.  
1962-01-03  Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.  
1962-06-22  An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.  
1962-10-07  U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, U.S.S.R.  
1962-10-13  The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.  
1962-03-16  A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappears in the western Pacific Ocean, with 107 missing.  
1962-06-14  The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency.  



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