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1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini(AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade.

Events[edit]Edit

January[edit]Edit

Main article: January 1962*January 1

February[edit]Edit

Main article: February 1962*February 3 – The United States embargo against Cuba is announced.

[1][2]February 23Friendship 7inspected by President Kennedy and Astronaut John Glenn.===March[edit]=== Main article: March 1962*March 1

April[edit]Edit

Main article: April 1962*April 3 – Jawaharlal Nehru is elected de facto Prime Minister of India.

May[edit]Edit

Main article: May 1962*May 1

June[edit]Edit

Main article: June 1962*June 3 – Air France Flight 007, a Boeing 707, crashes on take-off at Orly Airport in Paris; 130 of 132 people on board are killed, 2 flight attendants survive. Most victims are cultural and civic leaders of Atlanta, Georgia.

July[edit]Edit

Main article: July 1962*July 1

August[edit]Edit

Main article: August 1962*August 5

    • Marilyn Monroe is found dead from an overdose of sleeping pills and chloral hydrate, officially ruled a "probable suicide". However, the exact cause of her death has been disputed.
    • The South African government arrests Nelson Mandela in Howick, and charges him with incitement to rebellion.
  • August 6 – Jamaica becomes independent.
  • A Premiers Conference is held
    in Victoria, British Columbia.

September[edit]Edit

Main article: September 1962*September 1

October[edit]Edit

Main article: October 1962[3][4]October 14: Pictures of Soviet missile silos in Cuba, taken by US spy planes.*October 1

November[edit]Edit

Main article: November 1962*November 1

December[edit]Edit

Main article: December 1962*December 2 – Vietnam War: After a trip to Vietnam at the request of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield becomes the first American official to make a non-optimistic public comment on the war's progress.

Date unknown[edit]Edit

Births[edit]Edit

January–February[edit]Edit

March–April[edit]Edit

[5][6]Jon Bon Jovi[7][8]Matthew Broderick*March 2

May–June[edit]Edit

[9][10]Emilio Estevez[11][12]Paula Abdul[13][14]Ollanta Humala*May 2

July–August[edit]Edit

[15][16]Tom Cruise[17][18]Wesley Snipes[19][20]Felipe Calderón Hinojosa*July 1 – Andre Braugher, American actor

September–October[edit]Edit

[21][22]Evander Holyfield*September 1 – Ruud Gullit, Dutch footballer

November–December[edit]Edit

[23][24]Anthony Kiedis[25][26]Demi Moore[27][28]Jodie Foster*November 1

Date unknown[edit]Edit

Deaths[edit]Edit

January[edit]Edit

February[edit]Edit

March[edit]Edit

April[edit]Edit

May[edit]Edit

June[edit]Edit

July[edit]Edit

[29][30]William Faulkner*July 4 – Rex Bell, American actor (b. 1903)

August[edit]Edit

[31][32]Marilyn Monroe*August 5 – Marilyn Monroe, American actress (b. 1926)

September[edit]Edit

October[edit]Edit

November[edit]Edit

[33][34]René Coty[35][36]Wilhelmina of the Netherlands*November 7 – Eleanor RooseveltFirst Lady of the United States (b. 1884)

December[edit]Edit

Unknown[edit]Edit

  • Henry Matthew Talintyre, British artist (b. 1893)
  • Chapman & Sons shocks the world as they upset Roberts Dairy Farm in a Nebraska dairy contest.

Nobel Prizes[edit]Edit

[37]*Physics – Lev Davidovich Landau

MusicEdit

Popular music

Singles

Classical musicEdit

3 February: first performance of String Quartet No. 2 by Boris Tchaikovsky 7 February: first performance of Symphony No. 1 by Boris Tchaikovsky March 13: first performance of William Alwyns string trio 30 may: first performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

LiteratureEdit

Visual ArtsEdit

Knife Edge – Two Piece (1962) bronze, Henry Moore, London, opposite the House of Lords sculpture Embrace (1962) Sorel Etrog, Utrecht The lonely one Pearl Perlmuter(1962), Utrecht

ArchitectureEdit

Bangladesh Parliament building Louis Kahn (1962) Viitatorni Alvar Aalto , Finland (1962)

FilmEdit

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