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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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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Directed by: Abrar Alvi

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

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

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

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1962?
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The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead

The Blue Nile

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In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana

Sex And The Single Girl by Helen Gurley Brown

Sex And The Single Girl

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1962 1ST EDITION, 5TH PRINTING BERNARAD GEIS ASSOCIATES HARDCOVER WITH ORIGINAL $4.95 PRICE ON MYLAR COVERED D.J....CLEAN PAGES...TIGHT SPINE, LIGHTLY TIPPED...CLEAN

We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived In The Castle

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Taking readers deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family and the

The Reivers by William Faulkner

The Reivers

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This grand misadventure is the story of three unlikely thieves, or reivers: 11-year-old Lucius Priest and two of his family's retainers.

The Passion Flower Hotel by Rosalind Erskine

The Passion Flower Hotel

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The amusing story of the goings-on in a girl’s boarding school where extra-curricular activities offered are a strip-club and bordello for the benefit of the needy at a nearby boy’s school.