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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1962?


Events

  • 01 Jul 1962 Algeria votes for independence
  • 02 Jul 1962 Fidel Castro visits Moscow
  • 03 Jul 1962 Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains independence on July 5).
  • 04 Jul 1962 Island Records begins
  • 05 Jul 1962 96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
  • 06 Jul 1962 76th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)
  • 07 Jul 1962 69th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (64 64)
  • 08 Jul 1962 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open
  • 09 Jul 1962 The Starfish Prime high-altitude nuclear test is conducted by the United States of America.
  • 10 Jul 1962 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
  • 11 Jul 1962 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
  • 12 Jul 1962 The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
  • 13 Jul 1962 500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea
  • 14 Jul 1962 Borehole for Mont Blanc-tunnel finished
  • 15 Jul 1962 Algeria becomes member of Arab League
  • 17 Jul 1962 East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
  • 18 Jul 1962 Minn is 1st AL team to hit 2 grand slams in an inning as Bob Allison
  • 19 Jul 1962 The First Annual Swiss amp Wielder Hoop and Stick Tournament is held.
  • 20 Jul 1962 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 13th Symphony
  • 21 Jul 1962 Battles on Chinese and Indies boundary
  • 22 Jul 1962 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
  • 23 Jul 1962 Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
  • 25 Jul 1962 House passes bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex
  • 26 Jul 1962 Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba
  • 27 Jul 1962 Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
  • 28 Jul 1962 Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
  • 30 Jul 1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 31 Jul 1962 Federation of Malaysia forms.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

Release year: 1962

Directed by: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

Country: United States of America

Tales of Terror

Tales of Terror

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage, Peter Lorre

Country: United States of America

The Lion

The Lion

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Jack Cardiff

Starring: William Holden, Trevor Howard, Capucine, Pamela Franklin

I Thank a Fool

I Thank a Fool

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Robert Stevens

Starring: Susan Hayward, Peter Finch, Diane Cilento, Cyril Cusack

Zotz!

Zotz!

Release year: 1962

Directed by: William Castle

Starring: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus, Fred Clark

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in July 1962?
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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.

The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1960

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The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

In The Clearing by Robert Frost

In The Clearing

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This was the last collection of new poems to appear during Robert Frost's lifetime and it became a national best-seller upon publication.

A Thousand Springs by Anna Chennault

A Thousand Springs

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Many books have been written about General Claire Chennault. This adds a more personal view. Anna Chen Xiangmei worked as a war correspondent for the Central News Agency from 1944 to

Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter

Ship of Fools

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The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests.