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1962 Historical Event(s)
- January 22, 1962 – The Organization of American States suspends Cuba’s membership.
- February 5, 1962 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- March 18, 1962 – The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
- May 19, 1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of “Happy Birthday”.
- May 27, 1962 – The Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire starts.
- July 23, 1962 – Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.
- August 22, 1962 – The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
- August 30, 1962 – 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.
- September 8, 1962 – Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 Evening Star.
- October 11, 1962 – Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
Who Were Born On 1962?
- February 7, 1962 – Garth Brooks, American singer
- March 1, 1962 – Melanie Moore, American actress
- May 28, 1962 – James Michael Tyler, American actor
- July 22, 1962 – Alvin Robertson, American basketball player
- August 18, 1962 – Geoff Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player
- August 19, 1962 – Valérie Kaprisky, French actress
- September 11, 1962 – Kristy McNichol, American actress
- September 18, 1962 – Boris Said, American race car driver
- December 9, 1962 – Felicity Huffman, American actress
- December 13, 1962 – Rob Ryan, American football coach