July 1962 calendar

July 1962

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1962?


  • 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.
  • 06 Jul 1962 The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in July 1962?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I Can't Stop Loving You
  2. - The Stripper
  3. - Roses Are Red (My Love)
  4. - The Wah-Watusi
  5. - Palisades Park

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Can't Stop Loving You
  2. - I Remember You
  3. - A Picture Of You
  4. - Come Outside
  5. - English Country Garden


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1962?

Hornstein'S Boy by Robert Traver

Hornstein'S Boy


NY 1962 1st. 8vo.,373pp. VG in Good DJ. Light rubbing, soiling and a few closed tears.

The Last Plantagenets by Thomas B. Costain

The Last Plantagenets


The developments that characterized England's reigns as monarchs, from Richard II through Henry VII are detailed

Jfk Coloring Book by Jackie Kannon

Jfk Coloring Book


How could a coloring book be on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers List for 14 weeks? It was 1962.

O'Neill by Arthur and Barbara Gelb



Biographers have never before returned to their subjects with the goal of radically rethinking their stories and telling them from the beginning.

Every Frenchman Has One by Olivia De Havilland

Every Frenchman Has One


Inscribed by de Havilland...202 pages