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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.
- February 20, 1962 – Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.
- March 13, 1962 – Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.
- 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”.
- August 16, 1962 – Eight years after the remaining French India territories were handed to India, the ratifications of the treaty are exchanged to make the transfer official.
- 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 18, 1962 – Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.
- October 25, 1962 – Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.
- October 27, 1962 – Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.
- December 21, 1962 – Rondane National Park is established as Norway’s first national park.
Who Were Born On 1962?
- March 14, 1962 – Narumi Tsunoda, Japanese voice actress
- July 30, 1962 – Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive
- July 31, 1962 – Wesley Snipes, American actor
- August 11, 1962 – Ennis Whatley, American basketball player
- August 18, 1962 – Geoff Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player
- September 28, 1962 – Dietmar Schacht, German footballer
- November 28, 1962 – Matt Cameron, American drummer (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)
- November 30, 1962 – Daniel Keys Moran, American writer
- December 16, 1962 – William Perry, American football player