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


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Directed by: Guru Dutt

Starring: Mala Sinha, Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman

To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Country: United States of America

Mother India

Mother India

Directed by: Mehboob Khan

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

Country: United States of America



Written by:

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in February 1962?
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A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer

A Nation Of Sheep


Nation Of Sheep, A, by Lederer, William J.

The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain

The Last Plantagenets


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

Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell

Ring Of Bright Water


Hailed as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1960, the story of Gavin Maxwell’s life with otters on the remote west coast of Scotland remains one of the most

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

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich


Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a

The Judas Tree by A.J. Cronin

The Judas Tree


In a story of wide and fascinating detail A. J. Cronin tells of Dr. David Morey who tries to atone for his desertion of the woman he loved.Beguiled