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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1962?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1962 Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
  • 02 Dec 1962 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]
  • 03 Dec 1962 Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
  • 04 Dec 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 06 Dec 1962 US abandons Skybolt ballistic missile program.
  • 07 Dec 1962 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 08 Dec 1962 I Can Get It For You Wholesale closes at Shubert NYC after 300 performances
  • 09 Dec 1962 I Can Get It For You Wholesale closes on Broadway
  • 10 Dec 1962 Hunters Point (San Francisco) jitney ends service after 50 years
  • 11 Dec 1962 Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.
  • 12 Dec 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 13 Dec 1962 Relay 1 communication satellite launched.
  • 14 Dec 1962 Mariner 2 launched; makes first US visit to another planet (Venus).
  • 15 Dec 1962 Storm over North Sea. Belgian pirate radio station Radio Uylenspiegel is knocked off the airwaves, never to operate again.
  • 16 Dec 1962 Nepal gets constitution / becomes Constitutional Hindu Monarchy
  • 17 Dec 1962 Beatles 1st British TV appearance (People & Places)
  • 18 Dec 1962 WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 19 Dec 1962 Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
  • 20 Dec 1962 D Sjostakovitz opera Katerina Ismailova, premieres in Moscow
  • 21 Dec 1962 Angolin leaves Comecon
  • 22 Dec 1962 Kinderman Place in the Bronx named
  • 23 Dec 1962 Cuba starts returning US prisoners from the Bay of Pigs invasion.
  • 24 Dec 1962 Cuba releases the last 1,113 participants in the Bay of Pigs Invasion to the U.S., in exchange for food worth $53 million.
  • 27 Dec 1962 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (quarterback).
  • 29 Dec 1962 Doug Walters makes first-class debut for New South Wales 17 years 8 days.
  • 30 Dec 1962 Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
  • 31 Dec 1962 Match Game debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Abrar Alvi

Starring: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Release year: 1962

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Days of Wine and Roses

Days of Wine and Roses

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford, Jack Klugman

Country: United States of America

The Trial

The Trial

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn, Billy Kearns

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1962?
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The Thin Red Line by James Jones

The Thin Red Line

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They are the men of C-for-Charlie company—“Mad” 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, Pvt. 1st Class Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl.

My Life In Court by Louis Nizer

My Life In Court

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2012 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this title Nizer recounts some of his significant civil and criminal

What Time'S The Next Swan? by Walter Slezak

What Time'S The Next Swan?

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Actor tells story of his family and Childhood in Austria. His father was a famouse opera singer in Europe. Walter came to America in the 30's, acted on Broadway and in

Elegant Wits And Grand Horizontals by Cornelia Otis Skinner

Elegant Wits And Grand Horizontals

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Elegant Wits And Grand Horizontals by Skinner, Cornelia Otis

Dearly Beloved by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Dearly Beloved

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A June wedding sets the scene for Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s bestselling novel, Dearly Beloved. The ceremony is a great moment during which the “gathered together” survey not just this couple, this occasion, but their own lives, hopes, and fears.