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
  • 08 Feb 1962 Nine protestors are killed at Charonne station, Paris, by French police under the command of ex-Vichy official and Parisian Prefect of Police Maurice Papon.[51]
vinyl songs

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 Onesyoutube
  2. - Can't Help Falling In Love / Rock-A-Hula Babyyoutube
  3. - Wonderful Landyoutube
  4. - Let's Twist Againyoutube
  5. - Tell Me What He Saidyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1962?

I Met A Lady by Howard Spring

I Met A Lady


Howard Spring wrote about his life as George Ledra in this reprint. The novel spans the two World Wars.

Captain Newman, M.D. by Leo Calvin Rosten

Captain Newman, M.D.


Captain Newman M.D. Captain Newman, M.D. invites you to do rounds on the ward at an Army psychiatric Hospital where wounded veterans have lost touch and forgotten about civilian life.

Ring Of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell

Ring Of Bright Water


The story of Gavin Maxwell and his life with otters off the west coast of Scotland was hailed as a masterpiece in 1960. It remains one of the most beloved books.

Before I Sleep by James Monahan

Before I Sleep


Prince Souphan of Laos arrived in Lambert Field on November 30, 1959 to a proper St. Louis reception, led by the deputy mayor and head of the board.

A Dance To The Music Of Time by Anthony Powell

A Dance To The Music Of Time


Anthony Powell's widely acclaimed epic is a four-volume overview of London in the 20th century. Time calls A Dance "brilliant literary comedy and a brilliant sketch for the times,"