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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1962?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1962 Western Samoa achieves independence from New Zealand; its name is changed to the Independent State of Western Samoa.
  • 02 Jan 1962 Nighttime version of Password with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
  • 03 Jan 1962 Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
  • 04 Jan 1962 1st automated (unmanned) subway train (NYC)
  • 05 Jan 1962 Tony Sheridan and beatles produce My Bonnie andThe Saints
  • 07 Jan 1962 Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno fails.
  • 08 Jan 1962 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, first pro appearance, comes in 50th.
  • 09 Jan 1962 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks.
  • 10 Jan 1962 Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy seven villages and kill 3,500.
  • 11 Jan 1962 Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
  • 12 Jan 1962 The Indonesian Army confirms that it has begun operations in West Irian.
  • 13 Jan 1962 Do Re Mi closes at St. James Theater NYC after 400 performances
  • 14 Jan 1962 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30.
  • 15 Jan 1962 50th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4).
  • 16 Jan 1962 Shooting begins on Dr No
  • 17 Jan 1962 A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
  • 18 Jan 1962 Southern University closed due to demonstrations
  • 19 Jan 1962 A counter-coup occurs in the Dominican Republic the old government returns except for the new president Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly.
  • 20 Jan 1962 Kean closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 21 Jan 1962 JFK arrives in Uruguay
  • 22 Jan 1962 The East German government readopts conscription.
  • 23 Jan 1962 Libya, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb.
  • 24 Jan 1962 Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
  • 26 Jan 1962 Twist is impure and bans it from all Catholic schools
  • 27 Jan 1962 Family Affair opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 28 Jan 1962 Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia and survives.
  • 30 Jan 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 31 Jan 1962 Gen Charles P Cabell, USAF, ends term as Deputy Director of CIA

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Metropolis

Metropolis

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Country: United States of America

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Country: United States of America

Amar Prem

Amar Prem

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino

Country: United States of America

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1962?
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I Should Have Kissed Her More by Alexander King

I Should Have Kissed Her More

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KING OF THE STORYTELLERS - Favorite raconteur of millions of television fans! Bestselling author of MINE ENEMY GROWS OLDER and MAY THIS HOUSE BE SAFE FROM TIGERS! ALEXANDER KING tells you

Picasso'S Picassos by David Douglas Duncan

Picasso'S Picassos

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The little-known story of Pablo Picasso and his lovable dog Lump, who is immortalized in many of Picasso's acclaimed works of art.

Dearly Beloved by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Dearly Beloved

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A June wedding sets the scene for Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s bestselling novel, Dearly Beloved. The ceremony is a great moment during which the “gathered together” survey not just this couple, this occasion, but their own lives, hopes, and fears.

Pt 109 by Robert J. Donovan

Pt 109

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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

A Nation Of Sheep by William J. Lederer

A Nation Of Sheep

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