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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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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

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

Country: United States of America

The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

Release year: 1962

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States of America

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Gypsy

Gypsy

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Country: United States of America

Gay Purr-ee

Gay Purr-ee

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Abe Levitow

Starring: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees

Don't Talk to Strange Men

Don't Talk to Strange Men

Release year: 1962

Directed by: Pat Jackson

Starring: Christina Gregg, Janina Faye, Cyril Raymond, Gillian Lind

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1962?
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The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead

The Blue Nile

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In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana

Magnificent Destiny by Paul I. Wellman

Magnificent Destiny

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With a rare ability for translating historical fact into exciting literature, Paul I. Wellman has penned a powerful novel about the long friendship and secret adventures of Andrew Jackson and Sam

Jfk Coloring Book by Jackie Kannon

Jfk Coloring Book

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How did a coloring book spend 14 weeks on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list??? The year was 1962.

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.

Gabriela, Clove And Cinnamon by Jorge Amado

Gabriela, Clove And Cinnamon

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Ilhéus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail.