1962

Decca Records rejected one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beatles after an audition. Elvis Presley had the biggest song in 1962 titled Return to Sender, with chart domination in the USA, Germany, Canada, Norway and many other countries.

1962

Lawrence of Arabia starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif was the top-grossing film of the year. Christopher Fry was the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi SS officer, died in Israel for the crimes he undertook against humanity and the in particular Jews during WW II. Eichmann became the coordinator the Holocaust activities including identification, grouping, and the transportation of millions of Jews into the infamous Nazi death camps. In the extermination camps, the Nazi SS officers gassed and worked the Jews to death. Following a televised trial that gave a death sentence and all of his many appeals failed. A few minutes into 1 June 1962, Eichmann hung dead at a prison in Ramla.

Pope John XXIII convened the ecumenical council, the first in over 90 years. The ecumenical council is a general meeting of the bishops in the church, took place on October 11, 1962. The aim of the council was to bring about the spiritual rebirth of Catholicism. The pope also hoped to cultivate a greater sense of unity between Catholics and other branches of Christianity.

James Bond is one of the longest –running film franchises in the world. Dr. No was the first movie of the James Bond series on October 5, 1962. Created by Ian Fleming, Sean Connery became the first actor to be James Bond a super-spy codename: 007. Idolized in bestselling novels and top grossing films, James Bond is a favorite of many.

In 1962 saw the second Lancaster House Commence, where the negotiations for a framework for Kenya's self-governance took place. One of the greatest comedians of the 20th Century from Canada, Jim Carrey was born in January, while the legendary Wesley Snipes of The Blade was born in July.

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Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 35th edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America

Best director

David Lean

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America

Best actor

Gregory Peck

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Anne Bancroft

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Directed by: Arthur Penn

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

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actress

Patty Duke

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Directed by: Arthur Penn

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

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1962 ?
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Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter

Ship of Fools

By:

The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests.

O Ye Jigs & Juleps! by Virginia Cary Hudson

O Ye Jigs & Juleps!

By:

O Ye Jigs

Chairman Of The Bored by Edward Streeter

Chairman Of The Bored

By:

Stated first edition, printed in 1961 by Harper; pages clean and tight, some yellowing, 274 pages.

Dearly Beloved by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Dearly Beloved

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A June wedding sets the scene for Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s bestselling novel, Dearly Beloved. The ceremony is a great moment during which the “gathered together” survey not just this couple, this occasion, but their own lives, hopes, and fears.

The Making Of The President 1960 by Theodore H. White

The Making Of The President 1960

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The greatest political story ever told—the epic clash between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon, as captured in Theodore White's dramatic and groundbreaking chronicleThe Making of the President 1960 is

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1962


Peace Prize

  • Linus Pauling

Literature

  • John Steinbeck

Physics

  • Lev Landau

Chemistry

  • Max Perutz
  • John Kendrew

Physiology or Medicine

  • Francis Crick
  • James D. Watson
  • Maurice Wilkins

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Directed by: Abrar Alvi

Starring: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

Directed by: Arthur Penn

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

Country: United States of America

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1962 in the USA ?

world population

World Population

Demographic statistics of the year 1962


Population statistics

  • Total population: 3.2 billion (3,150,420,795 to be precise!)
  • Urban population: 1.1 billion, that is 35.0% of the total population of 1962 lives in cities
  • Yearly change: +58.4 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +1.89%
  • Average density: 21.0 persons per km2
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1962?


Events

  • 01 Jan Western Samoa achieves independence from New Zealand; its name is changed to the Independent State of Western Samoa.
  • 02 Jan Nighttime version of Password with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
  • 03 Jan Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
  • 04 Jan 1st automated (unmanned) subway train (NYC)
  • 05 Jan Tony Sheridan and beatles produce My Bonnie andThe Saints
  • 07 Jan Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno fails.
  • 08 Jan Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, first pro appearance, comes in 50th.
  • 09 Jan NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks.
  • 10 Jan Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy seven villages and kill 3,500.
  • 11 Jan Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
  • 12 Jan The Indonesian Army confirms that it has begun operations in West Irian.
  • 13 Jan Do Re Mi closes at St. James Theater NYC after 400 performances
  • 14 Jan NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30.
  • 15 Jan 50th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4).
  • 16 Jan Shooting begins on Dr No
  • 17 Jan A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
  • 18 Jan Southern University closed due to demonstrations
  • 19 Jan A counter-coup occurs in the Dominican Republic the old government returns except for the new president Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly.
  • 20 Jan Kean closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 21 Jan JFK arrives in Uruguay
  • 22 Jan The East German government readopts conscription.
  • 23 Jan Libya, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb.
  • 24 Jan Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
  • 26 Jan Twist is impure and bans it from all Catholic schools
  • 27 Jan Family Affair opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 28 Jan Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia and survives.
  • 30 Jan US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 31 Jan Gen Charles P Cabell, USAF, ends term as Deputy Director of CIA
  • 01 Feb NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule
  • 03 Feb US President John Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food and drugs.
  • 04 Feb Gay Life closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 05 Feb Law suit to bar Englewood, New Jersey, from "racial segregated" schools is filed.
  • 06 Feb Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named
  • 07 Feb Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational
  • 08 Feb KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 09 Feb US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 10 Feb USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel.
  • 11 Feb Beatles record Please, Please Me
  • 12 Feb Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia, USA.
  • 14 Feb First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.
  • 15 Feb US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 16 Feb US Open Tennis: Jimmy Bostwick defeats brother Pete to win.
  • 17 Feb Storm in Hamburg, Germany, kills 265.
  • 18 Feb Louise Suggs wins LPGA Saint Petersburg Golf Open.
  • 19 Feb US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 20 Feb John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
  • 21 Feb Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen, Netherlands.
  • 22 Feb Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts.
  • 23 Feb US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 24 Feb Sail Away closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • 25 Feb Robert Kennedy visits Netherlands
  • 26 Feb US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation.
  • 27 Feb South-Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, first US killed of war.
  • 28 Feb WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN
  • 01 Mar K-Mart opens
  • 02 Mar Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
  • 03 Mar British Antarctic Territory is formed.
  • 04 Mar The United States Atomic Energy Commission announces that the first atomic power plant at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is in operation.
  • 05 Mar US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 06 Mar US promises Thailand assistance against communist aggression.
  • 07 Mar Launch of OSO 1, first astronomy satellite (solar flare data).
  • 08 Mar US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 09 Mar Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians.
  • 12 Mar Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia.
  • 13 Mar Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty.
  • 14 Mar Disarmament conference opens in Geneva, Switzerland, without France.
  • 15 Mar No Strings opens at 84th St. Theater NYC for 580 performances
  • 16 Mar US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167.
  • 18 Mar Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of the USSR
  • 19 Mar All American opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 20 Mar Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater.
  • 21 Mar Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in the Netherlands for birth control
  • 22 Mar I Can Get It For You Wholesale opens at Shubert NYC for 300 performances
  • 23 Mar JFK visits San Francisco
  • 24 Mar Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue and Blue Boys
  • 25 Mar Family Affair closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 26 Mar US Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature.
  • 27 Mar Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy.
  • 28 Mar Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees.
  • 29 Mar Argentine President Frondizi flees from the army.
  • 02 Apr The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
  • 03 Apr Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races).
  • 05 Apr NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
  • 06 Apr Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks from the podium during a New York Philharmonic concert featuring Glenn Gould performing Brahms' First Piano Concerto.
  • 07 Apr Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail.
  • 08 Apr Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France.
  • 09 Apr 34th Academy Awards - West Side Story, Sophia Loren and Max Schell win.
  • 10 Apr New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle hits his 375th homerun.
  • 11 Apr New York Mets make a losing debut.
  • 12 Apr San Mateo County withdraws from BART district (SF Bay area)
  • 13 Apr US steel industry forced to give up price increases.
  • 14 Apr Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 15 Apr US national debt above US$300,000,000,000.
  • 16 Apr Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become ''the most trusted man in America''.
  • 18 Apr 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3.
  • 19 Apr NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m
  • 20 Apr NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m
  • 21 Apr The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. It is the first World's Fair in the United States since World War II.
  • 22 Apr Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open.
  • 23 Apr 1st US satellite to reach the moon launched
  • 24 Apr MIT sends TV signal by satellite for first time: California to Massachusetts.
  • 25 Apr June 15 the Mets send Chiti back to Cleveland
  • 26 Apr Ariel 1 Launch (1st UK Satellite)
  • 27 Apr US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
  • 29 Apr 16th Tony Awards: Man For All Seasons and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying win.
  • 30 Apr Willie Mays hits 4 HRs
  • 01 May JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
  • 02 May OAS strikes in Algeria
  • 03 May Express train crashes into wreckage of a commuter train and a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan).
  • 04 May US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
  • 05 May 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 Pathet Lao breaks cease fire / conquerors Nam Tha Laos
  • 07 May Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)
  • 08 May Funny Thing Happened opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 965 performances
  • 09 May Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Pstlophone
  • 11 May US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
  • 12 May Grevelingendam closes
  • 13 May Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open.
  • 14 May Ex-pres Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
  • 15 May US marines arrive in Laos.
  • 17 May Marin County withdraws from BART district
  • 19 May Bravo, Giovanni opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • 20 May Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open.
  • 21 May 3 more Cleveland HR set AL record for most HR (26) over 8 games
  • 22 May 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall and Shirley Booth
  • 23 May Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7
  • 24 May M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit.
  • 25 May Isley Brothers release Twist & Shout
  • 26 May All American closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 27 May Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 28 May Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • 29 May Barbra Streisand appears on Garry Moore Show
  • 30 May 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad, India).
  • 31 May Tell It To Groucho last airs on CBS-TV
  • 01 Jun Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit.
  • 02 Jun 32nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)
  • 03 Jun Betsy Rawls and Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 04 Jun Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US
  • 06 Jun Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record Besame Mucho with Peter Best on drums
  • 07 Jun NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
  • 08 Jun Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
  • 09 Jun Bill of Hare, premieres in USA
  • 10 Jun Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
  • 11 Jun President FDR accepted an honorary degree from Yale
  • 12 Jun 3 convicts used spoons to dig their way out of Alcatraz
  • 13 Jun Bob Newhart Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 14 Jun The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris : later becoming the European Space Agency.
  • 15 Jun WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Jun 2 US army officers killed in Saigon
  • 17 Jun 62nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont Country Club - Pennsylvania
  • 21 Jun USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
  • 22 Jun 1st test flight of Hoovercraft
  • 23 Jun Subways Are after Sleeping closes at St. James NYC after 205 performances
  • 24 Jun Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
  • 25 Jun Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms
  • 26 Jun Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo, Illinois
  • 27 Jun NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 km/h, 37,700 m
  • 28 Jun Thalidomide drug banned in the Netherlands
  • 29 Jun Frank Howard, hits the 5,000th Dodger home run
  • 30 Jun French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
  • 01 Jul Algeria votes for independence
  • 02 Jul Fidel Castro visits Moscow
  • 03 Jul Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains independence on July 5).
  • 04 Jul Island Records begins
  • 05 Jul 96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
  • 06 Jul 76th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)
  • 07 Jul 69th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (64 64)
  • 08 Jul Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open
  • 09 Jul The Starfish Prime high-altitude nuclear test is conducted by the United States of America.
  • 10 Jul 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
  • 11 Jul 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
  • 12 Jul The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.
  • 13 Jul 500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea
  • 14 Jul Borehole for Mont Blanc-tunnel finished
  • 15 Jul Algeria becomes member of Arab League
  • 17 Jul East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
  • 18 Jul Minn is 1st AL team to hit 2 grand slams in an inning as Bob Allison
  • 19 Jul The First Annual Swiss amp Wielder Hoop and Stick Tournament is held.
  • 20 Jul Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 13th Symphony
  • 21 Jul Battles on Chinese and Indies boundary
  • 22 Jul 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
  • 23 Jul Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
  • 25 Jul House passes bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex
  • 26 Jul Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba
  • 27 Jul Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
  • 28 Jul Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
  • 30 Jul 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 31 Jul Federation of Malaysia forms.
  • 01 Aug Failed assassination on President Nkrumah of Ghana
  • 03 Aug 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
  • 04 Aug Nelson Mandela captured by South African police
  • 05 Aug 1st quasar located by radio
  • 06 Aug Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
  • 10 Aug Marvel Comics publishes Amazing Fantasy#15, which features the first published appearance of the superhero character of Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
  • 11 Aug Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
  • 12 Aug 1st time 2 people in space
  • 13 Aug Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
  • 14 Aug NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
  • 15 Aug Netherlands and Indonesia signs accord about New Guinea
  • 16 Aug Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
  • 17 Aug E German border guards shot and kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector
  • 18 Aug Peter, Paul and Mary release their first hit "If I Had a Hammer".
  • 19 Aug Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
  • 21 Aug Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
  • 22 Aug The NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
  • 23 Aug 1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar)
  • 24 Aug Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds
  • 26 Aug Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open
  • 27 Aug Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus.
  • 28 Aug 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
  • 29 Aug Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
  • 30 Aug Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
  • 31 Aug Trinidad and Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 01 Sep KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Sep The Soviet Union agrees to send arms to Cuba.
  • 03 Sep Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • 04 Sep Beatles record How Do You Do It at EMI
  • 05 Sep Atletico Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup II
  • 08 Sep Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
  • 09 Sep 76th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64)
  • 10 Sep KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Sep Beatles cut Love Me Do andPS I Love You with Andy White on drums
  • 15 Sep Bravo, Giovanni closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • 16 Sep Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • 17 Sep Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
  • 18 Sep Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
  • 19 Sep Atlantic College opens it doors for the first time, marking the birth of the pioneering UWC educational movement.
  • 20 Sep Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria
  • 22 Sep Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall
  • 23 Sep Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
  • 24 Sep KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Sep Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • 26 Sep LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
  • 27 Sep Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
  • 28 Sep Brighter Day, last airs on CBS-TV daytime
  • 29 Sep Alley Cat by Bent Fabric and His Piano peaks at #7
  • 30 Sep JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
  • 01 Oct Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
  • 02 Oct San Francisco and Los Angeles play a 4-hour, 18-minute nine-inning game.
  • 03 Oct Stop the World, I Want to Get Off opens at Shubert NYC for 886 performances
  • 04 Oct USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
  • 05 Oct Beatles release their first single record "Love Me Do".
  • 06 Oct 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
  • 07 Oct 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
  • 08 Oct Algeria admitted as 109th member of the United Nations.
  • 09 Oct Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
  • 10 Oct Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
  • 11 Oct 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show
  • 12 Oct US / USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology
  • 13 Oct 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 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
  • 15 Oct WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Oct Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • 17 Oct Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
  • 18 Oct JFK meets Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko
  • 19 Oct Stalin-monument removed in Prague
  • 20 Oct Mr President opens at St. James Theater NYC for 265 performances
  • 21 Oct Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open
  • 22 Oct JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
  • 23 Oct Adlai Stevenson speaks at UN about Cuba crisis
  • 24 Oct In Cuban missile crisis, the US blockade of Cuba begins
  • 25 Oct 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
  • 26 Oct Beatles tape Please Please Me andAsk Me Why
  • 27 Oct Beyond the Fringe opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances
  • 28 Oct Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
  • 31 Oct 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.
  • 01 Nov Cuban missile crisis ends, JFK says USSR is dismantling missile bases
  • 02 Nov JFK announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled
  • 03 Nov Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 72 points vs Los Angeles Lakers.
  • 04 Nov Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
  • 06 Nov BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote
  • 07 Nov Richard Nixon quits US politics - "You won't have Nixon to kick around".
  • 08 Nov Canada government orders changing nickel back to round shape
  • 09 Nov Dutch Catharina Lodders elected Miss World
  • 10 Nov Nowhere to Go, But Up opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 11 Nov Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.
  • 15 Nov Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
  • 16 Nov Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
  • 17 Nov Little Me opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances
  • 19 Nov Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons
  • 20 Nov Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP
  • 21 Nov The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • 23 Nov United Airlines Flight 297 crashes in Columbia, Maryland, killing all 17 on board.
  • 24 Nov Last of Dutch militia leave New-Guinea
  • 25 Nov WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, New York (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 26 Nov 1st recording session under name Beatles
  • 27 Nov 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
  • 28 Nov Telegraph between Netherlands and Indonesia restored
  • 29 Nov Great-Britain and France decide to jointly build Concorde
  • 30 Nov U Thant of Burma unanimously elected third Secretary-General of United Nations.
  • 01 Dec Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
  • 02 Dec 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]
  • 03 Dec Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st US black female judge
  • 04 Dec US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 06 Dec US abandons Skybolt ballistic missile program.
  • 07 Dec Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 08 Dec I Can Get It For You Wholesale closes at Shubert NYC after 300 performances
  • 09 Dec I Can Get It For You Wholesale closes on Broadway
  • 10 Dec Hunters Point (San Francisco) jitney ends service after 50 years
  • 11 Dec Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.
  • 12 Dec US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 13 Dec Relay 1 communication satellite launched.
  • 14 Dec Mariner 2 launched; makes first US visit to another planet (Venus).
  • 15 Dec Storm over North Sea. Belgian pirate radio station Radio Uylenspiegel is knocked off the airwaves, never to operate again.
  • 16 Dec Nepal gets constitution / becomes Constitutional Hindu Monarchy
  • 17 Dec Beatles 1st British TV appearance (People & Places)
  • 18 Dec WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 19 Dec Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
  • 20 Dec D Sjostakovitz opera Katerina Ismailova, premieres in Moscow
  • 21 Dec Angolin leaves Comecon
  • 22 Dec Kinderman Place in the Bronx named
  • 23 Dec Cuba starts returning US prisoners from the Bay of Pigs invasion.
  • 24 Dec Cuba releases the last 1,113 participants in the Bay of Pigs Invasion to the U.S., in exchange for food worth $53 million.
  • 27 Dec 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (quarterback).
  • 29 Dec Doug Walters makes first-class debut for New South Wales 17 years 8 days.
  • 30 Dec Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
  • 31 Dec Match Game debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn