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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1962?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1962 Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit.
  • 02 Jun 1962 32nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)
  • 03 Jun 1962 Betsy Rawls and Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 04 Jun 1962 Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US
  • 06 Jun 1962 Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record Besame Mucho with Peter Best on drums
  • 07 Jun 1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
  • 08 Jun 1962 Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
  • 09 Jun 1962 Bill of Hare, premieres in USA
  • 10 Jun 1962 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
  • 11 Jun 1962 President FDR accepted an honorary degree from Yale
  • 12 Jun 1962 3 convicts used spoons to dig their way out of Alcatraz
  • 13 Jun 1962 Bob Newhart Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 14 Jun 1962 The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris : later becoming the European Space Agency.
  • 15 Jun 1962 WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Jun 1962 2 US army officers killed in Saigon
  • 17 Jun 1962 62nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont Country Club - Pennsylvania
  • 21 Jun 1962 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
  • 22 Jun 1962 1st test flight of Hoovercraft
  • 23 Jun 1962 Subways Are after Sleeping closes at St. James NYC after 205 performances
  • 24 Jun 1962 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
  • 25 Jun 1962 Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms
  • 26 Jun 1962 Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo, Illinois
  • 27 Jun 1962 NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 km/h, 37,700 m
  • 28 Jun 1962 Thalidomide drug banned in the Netherlands
  • 29 Jun 1962 Frank Howard, hits the 5,000th Dodger home run
  • 30 Jun 1962 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria

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Movies

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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

The Music Man

The Music Man

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Morton DaCosta

Starring: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold

Country: United States of America

Lolita

Lolita

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

Country: United States of America

Hatari!

Hatari!

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger, Red Buttons

Country: United States of America

Hell Is for Heroes

Hell Is for Heroes

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker, Harry Guardino

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1962?
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The Guns Of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Guns Of August

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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

Island by Aldous Huxley

Island

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The final novel from Aldous Huxley, Island is a provocative counterpoint to his worldwide classic Brave New World, in which a flourishing, ideal society located on a remote Pacific island attracts

Every Frenchman Has One by Olivia De Havilland

Every Frenchman Has One

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Inscribed by de Havilland...202 Pages

A Prologue To Love by Taylor Caldwell

A Prologue To Love

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"There can be help. There's always God," said Amy. "I'm ashamed. I'd forgotten about Him." She was quiet for a time.

Calories Don'T Count by Herman Taller

Calories Don'T Count

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1961: by Herman Taller M.D. - A revolutionary reducing plan based on a new biochemical discovery.