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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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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 Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Guns Of August


Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThe Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara

A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer

A Nation Of Sheep


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

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy


Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel of Michaelangelo—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven …

Pt 109 by Robert J. Donovan

Pt 109


NOW IN PAPERBACK A timeless tale of heroism now available to a new generation of readers "To me, PT 109 has always been one of the great war stories

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