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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1962?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1962 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
  • 02 Oct 1962 San Francisco and Los Angeles play a 4-hour, 18-minute nine-inning game.
  • 03 Oct 1962 Stop the World, I Want to Get Off opens at Shubert NYC for 886 performances
  • 04 Oct 1962 USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
  • 05 Oct 1962 Beatles release their first single record "Love Me Do".
  • 06 Oct 1962 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
  • 07 Oct 1962 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
  • 08 Oct 1962 Algeria admitted as 109th member of the United Nations.
  • 09 Oct 1962 Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
  • 10 Oct 1962 Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
  • 11 Oct 1962 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show
  • 12 Oct 1962 US / USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology
  • 13 Oct 1962 At the Riverside International Raceway in California, the Los Angeles Times Three-Hour Invitational Grand Prix race is held. 1963 model production Corvettes make their racing debut, as does the Ford-powered Cobra. Finishing 1st overall is the Mickey Thompson #119 black Corvette Z06, driven by Doug Hooper. He averages 84-mph over the 250-mile course. The 260-ci Cobra leads by about one mile after one hour of racing when its rear suspension fails.
  • 14 Oct 1962 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
  • 15 Oct 1962 WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Oct 1962 Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • 17 Oct 1962 Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
  • 18 Oct 1962 JFK meets Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko
  • 19 Oct 1962 Stalin-monument removed in Prague
  • 20 Oct 1962 Mr President opens at St. James Theater NYC for 265 performances
  • 21 Oct 1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open
  • 22 Oct 1962 JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
  • 23 Oct 1962 Adlai Stevenson speaks at UN about Cuba crisis
  • 24 Oct 1962 In Cuban missile crisis, the US blockade of Cuba begins
  • 25 Oct 1962 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
  • 26 Oct 1962 Beatles tape Please Please Me andAsk Me Why
  • 27 Oct 1962 Beyond the Fringe opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances
  • 28 Oct 1962 Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
  • 31 Oct 1962 The UN General Assembly asks the United Kingdom to suspend enforcement of the new constitution in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), but the constitution comes into effect on November 1.

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Movies

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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Country: United States of America

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Country: United States of America

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Country: United States of America

Limelight

Limelight

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1962?
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My Life In Court by Louis Nizer

My Life In Court

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2012 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In this title Nizer recounts some of his significant civil and criminal

Portrait In Brownstone by Louis Auchincloss

Portrait In Brownstone

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hard cover no dust jacket, pencil mark in front cover, pages are perfect, bent corners, looks very new.

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

The Thin Red Line by James Jones

The Thin Red Line

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They are the men of C-for-Charlie company—“Mad” 1st Sgt. Eddie Welsh, Pvt. 1st Class Don Doll, Pvt. John Bell, Capt. James Stein, Cpl.

One Man'S Freedom by Edward Bennett Williams

One Man'S Freedom

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Originally published in 1962, One Man’s Freedom is the autobiography and personal philosophy of legendary attorney Edward Bennett Williams. At the time of publication, the book was lauded by critics and