February 1962 calendar

February 1962

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1962?


  • 01 Feb 1962 NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule
  • 03 Feb 1962 US President John Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food and drugs.
  • 04 Feb 1962 Gay Life closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 05 Feb 1962 Law suit to bar Englewood, New Jersey, from "racial segregated" schools is filed.
  • 06 Feb 1962 Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named
  • 07 Feb 1962 Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational
  • 08 Feb 1962 KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 09 Feb 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 10 Feb 1962 USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel.
  • 11 Feb 1962 Beatles record Please, Please Me
  • 12 Feb 1962 Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia, USA.
  • 14 Feb 1962 First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.
  • 15 Feb 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 16 Feb 1962 US Open Tennis: Jimmy Bostwick defeats brother Pete to win.
  • 17 Feb 1962 Storm in Hamburg, Germany, kills 265.
  • 18 Feb 1962 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
  • 19 Feb 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 20 Feb 1962 John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
  • 21 Feb 1962 Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen, Netherlands.
  • 22 Feb 1962 Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts.
  • 23 Feb 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 24 Feb 1962 Sail Away closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • 25 Feb 1962 Robert Kennedy visits Netherlands
  • 26 Feb 1962 US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation.
  • 27 Feb 1962 South-Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, first US killed of war.
  • 28 Feb 1962 WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1962?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Peppermint Twist - Part 1
  2. - Duke Of Earl
  3. - Can't Help Falling In Love
  4. - The Wanderer
  5. - Hey! Baby

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Young Ones
  2. - Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby
  3. - Wonderful Land
  4. - Let's Twist Again
  5. - Tell Me What He Said


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Benny Hill

Benny Hill

Release year: 1962

Starring: Benny Hill, Graham Stark

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Knife in the Water

Knife in the Water

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Anna Ciepielewska

Country: United States of America

Damn the Defiant!

Damn the Defiant!

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

All Night Long

All Night Long

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris

Light in the Piazza

Light in the Piazza

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Guy Green

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Rossano Brazzi


Which were the most popular books released in February 1962?
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The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy


Irving Stone's classic biographical novel about Michaelangelo - in which both the artist as well as the man are fully brought to life. This novel is a masterpiece in its own right. It portrays Michelangelo’s passionate, dangerous love life and …

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird


To Kill A Mockingbird, the unforgettable story of a Southern childhood and the conscience crisis that rocked it became a bestseller immediately and was critically acclaimed when it was published for the first time in 1960.

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich


This definitive history of Hitler's rise is back in hardcover, hailed by The New York Times as "one the most important works historical of our time"

The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain

The Last Plantagenets


The developments that characterized England's reigns as monarchs, from Richard II through Henry VII are detailed

I Should Have Kissed Her More by Alexander King

I Should Have Kissed Her More


KING OF THE STATETELLERS - The favorite raconteur for millions of TV viewers! Bestseller of MINE ENEMY GETS OLDER, and MAY THIS HOUSE SAFE FROM TIGERS! ALEXANDER KING will tell you