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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 18, 1962 – The Evian Accords put an end to the Algerian War of Independence, which began in 1954.
- June 1, 1962 – The Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting concludes, among other things, that the British public did not want commercial radio broadcasting.
- August 13, 1962 – Representatives from the Russian Orthodox Church and the Holy See meet in Metz, France, and come to an agreement wherein the Russian church would send observers to the Second Vatican Council and in exchange, the Roman Catholic Church would refuse to condemn Communism.
- August 27, 1962 – The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.
- September 8, 1962 – Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a constitution.
- September 30, 1962 – James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
- October 3, 1962 – Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with Astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
- October 11, 1962 – Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
- October 16, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States, and Cuba and the USSR, begins.
Who Were Born On 1962?
- January 12, 1962 – Luna Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2010)
- April 15, 1962 – Tom Kane, American voice actor
- April 21, 1962 – Les Lancaster, American baseball player
- May 14, 1962 – C. C. DeVille, American musician (Poison)
- August 1, 1962 – Jesse Borrego, American actor
- August 16, 1962 – Steve Carell, American actor and comedian
- August 27, 1962 – Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
- October 2, 1962 – Aziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director
- December 8, 1962 – Berry van Aerle, Dutch footballer
- December 13, 1962 – Rob Ryan, American football coach