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November 1962

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1962?


  • 01 Nov 1962 Cuban missile crisis ends, JFK says USSR is dismantling missile bases
  • 02 Nov 1962 JFK announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled
  • 03 Nov 1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 72 points vs Los Angeles Lakers.
  • 04 Nov 1962 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
  • 06 Nov 1962 BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote
  • 07 Nov 1962 Richard Nixon quits US politics - "You won't have Nixon to kick around".
  • 08 Nov 1962 Canada government orders changing nickel back to round shape
  • 09 Nov 1962 Dutch Catharina Lodders elected Miss World
  • 10 Nov 1962 Nowhere to Go, But Up opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 11 Nov 1962 Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
  • 15 Nov 1962 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
  • 16 Nov 1962 Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
  • 17 Nov 1962 Little Me opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances
  • 19 Nov 1962 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons
  • 20 Nov 1962 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP
  • 21 Nov 1962 The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • 23 Nov 1962 United Airlines Flight 297 crashes in Columbia, Maryland, killing all 17 on board.
  • 24 Nov 1962 Last of Dutch militia leave New-Guinea
  • 25 Nov 1962 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, New York (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 26 Nov 1962 1st recording session under name Beatles
  • 27 Nov 1962 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
  • 28 Nov 1962 Telegraph between Netherlands and Indonesia restored
  • 29 Nov 1962 Great-Britain and France decide to jointly build Concorde
  • 30 Nov 1962 U Thant of Burma unanimously elected third Secretary-General of United Nations.
  • 04 Nov 1962 The United States concludes Operation Fishbowl, its final above-ground nuclear weapons testing series, in anticipation of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
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Music charts

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

  1. - He's A Rebel
  2. - Big Girls Don't Cry
  3. - Only Love Can Break A Heart
  4. - Return To Sender
  5. - Do You Love Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Lovesick Blues
  2. - Return To Sender
  3. - Let's Dance
  4. - Swiss Maid
  5. - The Next Time / Bachelor Boy


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1962?

Veeck -- As In Wreck by Bill Veeck

Veeck -- As In Wreck


Bill Veeck tells the classic story of his life as an owner of the Cleveland Indians.

The House At Sunset by Norah Lofts

The House At Sunset


"At seven years old, I was a skilled pickpocket. I was able to sew neatly, write with a acceptable hand, do a curtsey, give a decent introduction, and dance a bit.

Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck

Travels With Charley


A personal journey through America as told by one its most loved writers. To hear the speech and smell the grass and trees, and to see the sights,

A Shade Of Difference by Allen Drury

A Shade Of Difference


This is the sequel to Advise and Consent, the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller. A novel about the United Nations and racial friction by Allen Drury.

Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler



Something is wrong. An American group of bombers equipped with nuclear weapons are moving beyond the fail-safe line, beyond recall, and nobody knows why.