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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1962.
The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1962: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1962?


Events

  • 02 Apr 1962 The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
  • 03 Apr 1962 Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races).
  • 05 Apr 1962 NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
  • 06 Apr 1962 Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms' First Piano Concerto.
  • 07 Apr 1962 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail.
  • 08 Apr 1962 Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France.
  • 09 Apr 1962 34th Academy Awards - West Side Story, Sophia Loren and Max Schell win.
  • 10 Apr 1962 New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle hits his 375th homerun.
  • 11 Apr 1962 New York Mets make a losing debut.
  • 12 Apr 1962 San Mateo County withdraws from BART district (SF Bay area)
  • 13 Apr 1962 US steel industry forced to give up price increases.
  • 14 Apr 1962 Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 15 Apr 1962 US national debt above US$300,000,000,000.
  • 16 Apr 1962 Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become ''the most trusted man in America''.
  • 18 Apr 1962 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3.
  • 19 Apr 1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m
  • 20 Apr 1962 NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m
  • 21 Apr 1962 The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.
  • 22 Apr 1962 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open.
  • 23 Apr 1962 1st US satellite to reach the moon launched
  • 24 Apr 1962 MIT sends TV signal by satellite for first time: California to Massachusetts.
  • 25 Apr 1962 June 15 the Mets send Chiti back to Cleveland
  • 26 Apr 1962 Ariel 1 Launch (1st UK Satellite)
  • 27 Apr 1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
  • 29 Apr 1962 16th Tony Awards: Man For All Seasons and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying win.
  • 30 Apr 1962 Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Release year: 1962

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

Cape Fear

Cape Fear

Release year: 1962

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Country: United States of America

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The Counterfeit Traitor

The Counterfeit Traitor

Release year: 1962

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith, Carl Raddatz

The Notorious Landlady

The Notorious Landlady

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Richard Quine

Starring: Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire, Lionel Jeffries

Follow That Dream

Follow That Dream

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell, Anne Helm, Joanna Moore

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1962?
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The Bull From The Sea by Mary Renault

The Bull From The Sea

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The Bull from the Sea reconstructs the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica.

Calories Don'T Count by Herman Taller

Calories Don'T Count

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1961: by Herman Taller M.D. - A revolutionary reducing plan based on a new biochemical discovery.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

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The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.

The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain

The Last Plantagenets

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Details the developments that characterized the reigns of England's monarchs from Richard II to Henry VII

Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter

Ship of Fools

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The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests.