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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1962?


Events

  • 01 May 1962 JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
  • 02 May 1962 OAS strikes in Algeria
  • 03 May 1962 Express train crashes into wreckage of a commuter train and a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan).
  • 04 May 1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
  • 05 May 1962 West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
  • 06 May 1962 Pathet Lao breaks cease fire / conquerors Nam Tha Laos
  • 07 May 1962 Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)
  • 08 May 1962 Funny Thing Happened opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 965 performances
  • 09 May 1962 Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Pstlophone
  • 11 May 1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
  • 12 May 1962 Grevelingendam closes
  • 13 May 1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open.
  • 14 May 1962 Ex-pres Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
  • 15 May 1962 US marines arrive in Laos.
  • 17 May 1962 Marin County withdraws from BART district
  • 19 May 1962 Bravo, Giovanni opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • 20 May 1962 Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open.
  • 21 May 1962 3 more Cleveland HR set AL record for most HR (26) over 8 games
  • 22 May 1962 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall and Shirley Booth
  • 23 May 1962 Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7
  • 24 May 1962 M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit.
  • 25 May 1962 Isley Brothers release Twist & Shout
  • 26 May 1962 All American closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 27 May 1962 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 28 May 1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • 29 May 1962 Barbra Streisand appears on Garry Moore Show
  • 30 May 1962 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad, India).
  • 31 May 1962 Tell It To Groucho last airs on CBS-TV

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Victor Jory, Inga Swenson

Country: United States of America

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

Country: United States of America

Lonely Are the Brave

Lonely Are the Brave

Release year: 1962

Directed by: David Miller

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Country: United States of America

Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Herk Harvey

Starring: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

Country: United States of America

The Master of Ballantrae

The Master of Ballantrae

Release year: 1962

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1962?
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Why Not Victory? by Barry M. Goldwater

Why Not Victory?

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"THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO VICTORY IS-OBVIOUSLY-DEFEAT" In this one sentence the outspoken senator from Arizona cuts through the theories of coexistence, compromise and containment that have been obscuring US thinking on cold

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.

The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

The Agony and the Ecstasy

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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 …

Pigeon Feathers by John Updike

Pigeon Feathers

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When this classic collection of stories first appeared—in 1962, on the author’s thirtieth birthday—Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: “Updike is a romantic [and] like all American