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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1962: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1962?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1962 Failed assassination on President Nkrumah of Ghana
  • 03 Aug 1962 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
  • 04 Aug 1962 Nelson Mandela captured by South African police
  • 05 Aug 1962 1st quasar located by radio
  • 06 Aug 1962 Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
  • 10 Aug 1962 Marvel Comics publishes Amazing Fantasy#15, which features the first published appearance of the superhero character of Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
  • 11 Aug 1962 Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
  • 12 Aug 1962 1st time 2 people in space
  • 13 Aug 1962 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
  • 14 Aug 1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
  • 15 Aug 1962 Netherlands and Indonesia signs accord about New Guinea
  • 16 Aug 1962 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
  • 17 Aug 1962 E German border guards shot and kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector
  • 18 Aug 1962 Peter, Paul and Mary release their first hit "If I Had a Hammer".
  • 19 Aug 1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
  • 21 Aug 1962 Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
  • 22 Aug 1962 The NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
  • 23 Aug 1962 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
  • 24 Aug 1962 Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds
  • 26 Aug 1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open
  • 27 Aug 1962 Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus.
  • 28 Aug 1962 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
  • 29 Aug 1962 Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
  • 30 Aug 1962 Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
  • 31 Aug 1962 Trinidad and Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The 300 Spartans

The 300 Spartans

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Rudolph Maté

Starring: Richard Egan, Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Barry Coe

Country: United States of America

Two Weeks in Another Town

Two Weeks in Another Town

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton

Kid Galahad

Kid Galahad

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Phil Karlson

Starring: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman

Country: United States of America

The Slave

The Slave

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Steve Reeves, Jacques Sernas, Gianna Maria Canale, Claudio Gora

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1962?
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Devil Water by Anya Seton

Devil Water

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This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of his daughter, Jenny, by a secret marriage.

Captain Newman, M.D. by Leo Calvin Rosten

Captain Newman, M.D.

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Captain Newman, M.D. invites you to make rounds on the ward of an Army psychiatric hospital where wounded veterans have lost touch with reality and erased memories of civilian life with

In The Clearing by Robert Frost

In The Clearing

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This was the last collection of new poems to appear during Robert Frost's lifetime and it became a national best-seller upon publication.

Jfk Coloring Book by Jackie Kannon

Jfk Coloring Book

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How did a coloring book spend 14 weeks on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list??? The year was 1962.

The Golden Rendezvous by Alistair MacLean

The Golden Rendezvous

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A timeless classic of modern-day piracy from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.Aboard the SS Campari, all is not well.For