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1962 Historical Event(s)
- February 5, 1962 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- March 19, 1962 – Algerian War of Independence: A ceasefire takes effect.
- May 25, 1962 – The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.
- June 2, 1962 – During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
- July 23, 1962 – Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
- September 24, 1962 – United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
- September 25, 1962 – The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.
- October 16, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
- November 17, 1962 – President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C. region.
- December 9, 1962 – The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.
Who Were Born On 1962?
- January 5, 1962 – Suzy Amis, American actress and model
- March 9, 1962 – Jan Furtok, Polish footballer
- March 18, 1962 – Brian Fisher, American baseball player
- March 27, 1962 – Rob Hollink, Dutch professional poker player
- April 4, 1962 – Craig Adams, English musician (The Sisters of Mercy, Mission UK)
- May 2, 1962 – Jimmy White, English snooker player
- May 14, 1962 – Ian Astbury, English singer (The Cult)
- June 18, 1962 – Jeff Mills, American techno DJ and producer
- December 5, 1962 – Pablo Morales, American swimmer