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1962 Yearly calendar

 
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EVENTS
1962-09-18  Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.  
1962-02-09  Jamaica becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations.  
1962-12-13  NASA "Relay 1" launch, first active repeater communications satellite in orbit.  
1962-05-22  Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.  
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.  
1962-09-08  Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a Constitution.  
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.  
1962-09-26  The Yemen Arab Republic is proclaimed.  
1962-03-16  A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappears in the western Pacific Ocean, with 107 missing.  
1962-01-11  An avalanche on Huascaran in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.  
1962-03-18  The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.  
1962-10-25  Uganda joins the United Nations.  
1962-09-15  The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.  
1962-07-23  Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.  
1962-05-31  The West Indies Federation dissolves.  
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.  
1962-06-14  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.  
1962-08-05  Nelson Mandela is jailed. He would not be released until 1990.  
1962-02-10  Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.  
1962-11-11  Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.  
1962-07-02  The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.  
1962-01-08  The Harmelen train disaster killed 93 people in the Netherlands.  
1962-02-07  The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.  
1962-06-22  An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.  
1962-05-25  The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.  
1962-08-06  Jamaica becomes independent.  
1962-01-04  New York City introduces a train that operates without a crew on-board.  
1962-03-19  Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.  
1962-10-25  Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.  
1962-09-30  James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.  
1962-09-28  The Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.  
1962-09-24  United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.  
1962-03-02  Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.  
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.  
1962-10-07  U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, U.S.S.R.  
1962-07-01  Independence of Rwanda.  
1962-10-16  Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States and Cuba begins.  
1962-01-03  Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.  
1962-08-22  An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.  
1962-08-22  The NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.  
1962-09-25  The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.  
1962-12-07  Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils.  
1962-08-16  Pete Best replaced by Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) as drummer for The Beatles.  
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).  
1962-02-14  First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.  
1962-02-05  French President Charles De Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.  
1962-05-06  St. Martín de Porres is canonized by Pope John XXIII.  
1962-02-17  A storm kills more than 300 people in Hamburg, West Germany.  
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.  
1962-10-11  Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.  
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.  
1962-12-21  Rondane National Park is established as Norway's first national park.  
1962-03-04  The United States Atomic Energy Commission announces that the first atomic power plant at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is in operation.  
1962-12-09  The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.  
1962-05-24  Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.  
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.  
1962-10-13  The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.  
1962-08-31  Trinidad and Tobago becomes independent.  
1962-11-17  President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C. region.  
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.  
1962-01-22  The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.  
1962-07-22  Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.  
1962-12-11  Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.  
1962-10-01  First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson  
1962-04-02  The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.  
1962-12-14  NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.  
1962-05-27  The Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire starts.  
1962-01-01  United States Navy SEALs established.  
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  
1962-07-03  The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.  
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.  
1962-11-24  The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.  
1962-04-06  Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms' First Piano Concerto.  
1962-12-02  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.  
1962-10-27  A plane carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.  
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.  
1962-10-08  Algeria joins the United Nations.  
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.  
1962-07-01  Independence of Burundi.  
1962-07-09  Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.  
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.  
1962-05-12  Douglas MacArthur delivers his Duty, Honor, Country valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.  
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.  
1962-07-06  As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test takes place.  
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.  
1962-11-21  The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.  
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.  
1962-10-28  Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.  
1962-03-02  In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'état.  
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.  
1962-09-20  James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.  
1962-07-10  Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.  
1962-09-01  Channel Television reaches 54,000 households in the Channel Islands.  
1962-06-14  The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency.  
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.  
1962-07-11  First transatlantic satellite television transmission.  
1962-07-12  The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.  
1962-08-27  The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.  
1962-10-03  Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.  
1962-07-05  The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.  
1962-01-01  Western Samoa achieves independence from New Zealand; its name is changed to the Independent State of Western Samoa.  
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.  
1962-02-20  Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.  
1962-07-05  Algeria becomes independent from France.  
1962-09-29  Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, is launched.  
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.  
1962-07-08  Ne Win besieges and dynamites the Rangoon University Student Union building to crash the Student Movement.  
1962-05-31  Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.  
1962-10-09  Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.  
1962-07-23  The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed.  
1962-03-01  American Airlines Flight 1 crashes on take off in New York.  
1962-06-11  Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.  
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.  
1962-04-26  NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.  
1962-09-30  Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.  



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