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Born :03/30/1962"M C" Hammer, [Stanley], rapper (It's Hammer Time)
Born :02/27/1962Adam Baldwin, actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard)
Born :04/19/1962Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
Born :09/09/1962Aleta Rzepecki Sill, Detroit Mich, bowler (1983 WIBC single)
Born :02/16/1962Alexa Kenin, NYC, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever)
Born :01/18/1962Alison Arngrim, actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)
Born :06/12/1962Ally Sheedy, [Alexandria], NYC, actress (Wargames, Blue City)
Born :06/29/1962Amanda Donohoe, London, actress (C.J. Lamb-L.A. Law)
Born :11/02/1962Andrew Elt, singer (Sleeze Beez)
Born :02/16/1962Andy Taylor, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
Born :02/28/1962Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
Born :07/19/1962Anthony Edwards, Santa Barbara Calif, actor (It Takes Two)
Born :01/19/1962Anthony Edwards, US, actor (Mike Monroe-Northern Exposure)
Born :11/07/1962Arend, saxophonist (Bob color)
Born :06/05/1962Astrid, Belgian princess
Born :04/04/1962Ava Fabian, Brewster NY, playmate (Aug, 1986)
Born :12/27/1962Barbara Crampton, Long Island NY, actr (Body Double, Young and Restless)
Born :12/06/1962Ben Watt, rocker (Everything but the Girls-Sir Idlewood)
Born :12/08/1962Berry van Aerle, soccer star (PSV)
Born :12/19/1962Bettina Huebers, Hamburg GFR, illegitimate daughter of Paul McCartney
Born :02/25/1962Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic-gold-1980)
Born :11/30/1962Bo Jackson, baseball/football player (KC Royals, LA Raiders)
Born :05/26/1962Bob[cat] Goldthwait, comedian (Police Academy)
Born :04/07/1962Bonny Warner, Mount Baldy Calif, lugist
Born :05/28/1962Brandon Cruz, actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
Born :03/09/1962Brian Green, Columbus Indiana, actor (Sam Fowler-Another World)
Born :07/15/1962Brigitte Nielsen, Eisinore Denmark, actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV)
Born :05/14/1962C C Deville, rocker (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me)
Born :04/--/1962Calista Carradine, Virginia, actress (Mata Hari)
Born :11/27/1962Calvin Hayes, rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
Born :08/29/1962Carl Banks, NFL line backer (NY Giants)
Born :10/26/1962Cary Elwes, actor (Glory, Princess Bride)
Born :11/10/1962Cathy Boswell, Joliet Ill, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
Born :11/27/1962Charlie Benante, Bronx NY, rock drummer (Anthrax-Protest and Survive)
Born :03/17/1962Clare Grogan, rocker (Altered Images-Happy Birthday)
Born :11/22/1962Cleo Fields, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
Born :02/04/1962Clint Black, country singer/husband of Lisa Hartman
Born :07/07/1962Clive "Doctor" Jackson, rocker (Dr and Medics-Laughing at Pieces)
Born :05/26/1962Colin Vearncombe, rocker (Black-Wonderful Like)
Born :12/05/1962Connie Needham Newton, Anaheim Calif, actress (Elizabeth-8 is Enough)
Born :08/10/1962Dan Donovan, rocker (Bad)
Born :10/28/1962Daphne Zuniga, actress (Gross Anatomy, Fly II, Spaceballs)
Born :03/12/1962Darryl Strawberry, Los Angeles, right fielder (NY Mets, LA Dodgers)
Born :05/09/1962Dave Gahan, rocker (Depeche Mode-Strangelove, Pimf)
Born :09/30/1962Dave Magadan, 1st baseman (NY Mets)
Born :02/07/1962David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
Born :02/17/1962David McComb, Australia, singer/songwriter (Triffids)
Born :12/25/1962Dean Cameron, Morrison Ill, actor (Herbie-Spencer)
Born :11/11/1962Demi Moore, [Guynes], Roswell NM, actress (7th Sign, Blame it on Rio)
Born :10/23/1962Doug Flute, WFL/NFL QB (Generals, Bears, Patriots)
Born :06/10/1962Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
Born :09/17/1962Dustin Nguyen, actor (Harry-21 Jump Street)
Born :06/09/1962Eddie Lundon, rocker (China Crisis-Christian)
Born :05/02/1962Elizabeth Berridge, Westchester NY, actress (Amadeus, Funhouse)
Born :09/11/1962Elizabeth Daily, actress (Street Music)
Born :05/11/1962Emilio Estevez, NYC, actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns)
Born :11/17/1962Eric Olson, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Apple's Way)
Born :10/02/1962Esai Morales, actor (Bad Boys, La Bamba)
Born :10/19/1962Evander Holyfield, Atmore Ala, boxer (Oly-bronze-1988)/champ (1990- )
Born :09/30/1962Frank Rikaard, soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
Born :05/10/1962Garry Daley, keyboard (China Crisis-Christian)
Born :02/07/1962Garth Brooks, Tulsa Okla, country singer (No Fences)
Born :03/10/1962Gary Clark, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
Born :02/18/1962Gary Reasons, NFL line backer (NY Giants)
Born :03/28/1962Ged Grimes, [Danny Wilson], rocker (Mary's Prayer)
Born :05/26/1962Genie Francis, Englewood NJ, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence)
Born :12/14/1962Ginger Lynn Allen, Rockford Ill, XXX actress (Vice Academy 2)
Born :04/26/1962Graham "Skin" Skinner, rocker (Hipsway)
Born :09/21/1962Grant Fuhr, Edmonton Alberta, NHL goalie (Oilers)
Born :02/27/1962Grant Show, Detroit Mich, actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place)
Born :07/12/1962Grecia Colmenares, Venezuala, actress
Born :02/19/1962Hana Mandlikova, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis player (1985 US Open)
Born :08/09/1962Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author
Born :03/03/1962Herschel Walker, WFL/NFL running back (NJ Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
Born :12/12/1962Holly Gagnier, LA, actress (One Life to Live)
Born :05/14/1962Ian Astbury, rocker (Cult-Fire Woman)
Born :04/16/1962Ian MacKaye, rocker
Born :07/21/1962Ike Eisenmann, Houston Tx, actor (Scott-Fantastic Journey)
Born :04/08/1962Izzy Stradin, rocker (Guns 'n' Roses-Welcome to the Jungle)
Born :10/05/1962J C Estrada, jockey
Born :03/03/1962Jackie Joyner-Kersee, E St Louis IL, heptathele (Olympic-gold-88, 92)
Born :02/13/1962Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze)
Born :03/17/1962Janet Patricia Gardner, Juneau Alaska, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
Born :06/07/1962Janice Lawrence, Lucedale Miss, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
Born :06/18/1962Janice Merrill, track star (US record long distance holder 1979)
Born :12/06/1962Janine Turner, Lincoln Neb, actress (Maggie-Northern Exposure)
Born :07/17/1962Jay Barrs, Jacksonville Fla, US archer (Olympic-gold-88, 92)
Born :01/17/1962Jim Carrey, Ontario Canada, actor (Living Color, Skip-Duck Factory)
Born :10/11/1962Joan Cusack, Evanston Ill, comedienne (SNL)
Born :11/19/1962Jodie Foster, Bronx NYC, actress (Taxi Driver, Accused)
Born :08/01/1962Joetta Clark, East Orange NJ, 800m runner (Olympic-1992)
Born :04/03/1962John Gruffith, rocker (Red Rockers)
Born :01/16/1962John Koster, drummer (Sleeze Beez)
Born :03/26/1962John Stocton, Spokane Wa, basketball player (Ut Jazz/Olympic-gold-92)
Born :03/02/1962Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
Born :09/24/1962Joseph Kennedy II, (Rep-D-Mass)
Born :06/30/1962Julianne Regan, rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet)
Born :05/23/1962Karen Duffy, [Duff], NYC, MTV veejay
Born :12/13/1962Karen Witter, actress (Tina-One Life to Live)/playmate (Mar, 1982)
Born :10/13/1962Kelly Preston, Hawaii, actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale)
Born :10/05/1962Ken Noda, NYC, pianist (Rivalry)
Born :06/19/1962Ken Tohill, jockey
Born :12/11/1962Kim Linehan, swimmer (1979 1500m World record)
Born :11/03/1962Kimberly Evenson, Bremerhaven Germany, playmate (September, 1984)
Born :09/16/1962Kimberly McArthur, Fort Worth Texas, playmate (January, 1982)
Born :09/11/1962Kristy McNichol, LA Calif, actress (Buddy-Family, Barbara-Empty Nest)
Born :07/31/1962Kym Malin, Dallas Tx, playmate (May, 1982)
Born :11/24/1962Lesa Ann Pedriana, Milwaukee Wisc, playmate (April, 1984)
Born :10/11/1962Leslie Landon, LA Calif, actress (Etta Plum-Little House on Prairie)
Born :11/06/1962Lori Singer, Corpus Christi Texas, actress (Fame, V, Footloose)
Born :05/05/1962Lori Singer, actress (Footloose, Summer Heat)
Born :02/17/1962Lou Diamond Phillips, actor (La Bamba, Stand and Deliver)
Born :09/28/1962Luis Enrique, spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
Born :05/20/1962Lydia Cheng, NYC, Ms Big Apple bodybuilder (1982) (Pumping Iron 2)
Born :10/16/1962Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)
Born :06/21/1962Marc Copage, LA Calif, actor (Corey Baker-Julia)
Born :08/22/1962Marie Laurie Mahabir, Guadeloupe, N Amer Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87)
Born :11/03/1962Marilyn, rocker (You Don't Love Me)
Born :01/04/1962Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
Born :12/16/1962Maruschka Detmers, Schoonebeek Holland, actress (Devil in the Flesh)
Born :08/24/1962Mary E Weber, Cleveland Ohio, PhD/astronaut
Born :03/21/1962Matthew Broderick, NYC, actor (WarGames, Biloxi Blues)
Born :08/21/1962Matthew Broderick, actor (Ferris Buehler, Biloxi Blues)
Born :08/25/1962Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker
Born :12/16/1962Melanie Smith, Scranton Pa, actress (Emily-As the World Turns)
Born :02/23/1962Melinda Mays, Augusta Ga, playmate (Feb, 1983)
Born :09/26/1962Melissa Sue Anderson, Cal, actress (Little House on the Prairies)
Born :10/05/1962Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
Born :08/09/1962Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker
Born :04/26/1962Michael Damian, San Diego, singer (Rock on)/actor (Young and Restless)
Born :06/12/1962Michael Link, Provo Utah, actor (Earl-Julia)
Born :02/03/1962Michele Greene, Las Vegas Nevada, actress (Abby Perkins-LA Law)
Born :04/18/1962Mick Sweda, heavy metal (Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike)
Born :10/05/1962Mike Conley, Chic Ill, triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1984)
Born :06/--/1962Nadia Bengala, Sicily Italy, Miss Italy (1988)
Born :04/17/1962Nancy Hogshead, Iowa City, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)/model (jockey)
Born :05/06/1962Neil Foster, cricketer
Born :06/08/1962Nick Rhodes, rocker (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
Born :06/07/1962Paddy McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
Born :07/04/1962Pam Shriver, Balt Md, tennis player (US Open's Doubles 1983,4,6,7)
Born :01/14/1962Patrica Morrison, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
Born :08/05/1962Patrick Ewing, Jamaica, basketball center (NY Knicks/Olympic-gold-92)
Born :12/30/1962Paul Crowder, rocker (The Adventures-Sea of Love)
Born :05/09/1962Paul Heaton, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
Born :06/23/1962Paul LaGreca, Bronx NY, actor
Born :08/04/1962Paul Williams, rocker (Flock of Seagulls)
Born :06/19/1962Paula Julie Abdul, Van Nuys Calif, singer/choreographer (Straight Up)
Born :01/09/1962Phil Lewis, London England, rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
Born :01/06/1962Philip Brown, Birmingham Engl, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
Born :04/01/1962Phillip Schofield, TV personality
Born :02/28/1962Rae Dawn Chong, Edmonton Alberta, actress (Quest for Fire)
Born :05/27/1962Ravi Shastri, cricketer
Born :08/29/1962Rebecca De Mornay, actress (And God Created Women)
Born :03/26/1962Richard Coles, rocker (Communards-Don't Leave Me This Way)
Born :09/22/1962Rob Stone, Chicago Ill, actor (Kevin-Mr Belvedere)
Born :05/07/1962Robbie Knievel, daredevil, son of Evel
Born :01/22/1962Robert Mailhouse, New Haven Ct, actor (Brian-Days of our Life)
Born :08/04/1962Roger Clemens, Dayton Ohio, Boston Red Sox pitcher (Cy Young, MVP)
Born :10/26/1962Roger Kingdom, Vienna Ga, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
Born :05/28/1962Roland Gift, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
Born :03/21/1962Rosie O'Donnell, comedienne (Legue of Their Own)
Born :03/17/1962Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
Born :06/22/1962Ruby Turner, rocker (No Where to Run)
Born :09/01/1962Ruud Gullit, Suriname/Dutch soccer star (Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan)
Born :07/31/1962Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
Born :02/11/1962Scott Kolden, Torrance Calif, actor (Scott-Me and the Champ)
Born :01/06/1962Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
Born :04/21/1962Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin, Russia, major/cosmonaut
Born :07/07/1962Shawn Paddock, rocker (Red Rockers)
Born :06/01/1962Sherri Howard, Sherman Tx, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984)
Born :04/18/1962Shirlie Hollman, rocker (Pepsi and Shirley-All Right Now)
Born :06/19/1962Sid Fenech, jockey
Born :10/12/1962Sid Fernandez, Hawaii, pitcher (NY Mets)
Born :12/01/1962Stan Albers, Pleasant Beach NJ, actor (Curtis-Loving)
Born :04/06/1962Stan Cullimore, bassist (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
Born :11/20/1962Steve Alexander, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
Born :03/15/1962Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
Born :01/17/1962Susanna Hoffs, actress/rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian)
Born :08/08/1962Suzee Pai, Toledo Ohio, actress (Big Trouble in Little China)
Born :05/20/1962Sylvie Rauch, Munich German FR, nude model
Born :10/16/1962Tamara McKinney, Lexington KY, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984)
Born :03/07/1962Taylor Dane, Long Island NY, rocker (I'll Always Love You)
Born :03/15/1962Terence Trent D'Arby, rock vocalist (Wishing Well)
Born :02/24/1962Teri Weigel, Ft Lauderdale Fla, porn star/playmate (Apr, 1986)
Born :08/06/1962Thomas Jefferson, Cleve Ohio, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
Born :08/03/1962Tina Lehtola, Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)
Born :07/03/1962Tom Cruise, Syracuse, actor (Risky Business, Color of Money, Rainman)
Born :10/03/1962Tommy Lee, Greece, rock drummer (Motley Crew), wed Heather Locklear
Born :09/19/1962Tonja Walker, actress (Capitol, General Hospital)
Born :02/16/1962Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
Born :05/30/1962Tonya Pinkins, Chicago Ill, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children)
Born :05/17/1962Tracey Bryn, rocker (Voice of Beehive-Let it Bee)
Born :09/26/1962Tracey Thorn, rocker (Everything But the Girls)
Born :11/17/1962Traci Lords, fictious birth date to do porn movies (actual 5/7/68)
Born :12/02/1962Tracy Austin, Rolling Hills Calif, tennis pro (US Open 1979, 81)
Born :05/04/1962Tracy Vaccaro, Glendale Calif, playmate (October, 1983)
Born :10/01/1962Trevor Baxter, record holder for high jumping with a skateboard
Born :08/19/1962Valerie Kaprisky, Paris France, actress (Breathless, Public Woman)
Born :10/18/1962Vincent Spano, Brooklyn NY, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers)
Born :08/25/1962Vivian Campbell, heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again)
Born :07/30/1962Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
Born :11/18/1962Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russia, cosmonaut
Born :09/15/1962Wendie Jo Sperber, Glendale Calif, actress (Amy-Bossom Buddies)
Born :12/16/1962William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
Born :11/12/1962Wim Kieft, soccer star (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)
Born :03/26/1962Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut




Died :05/31/1962Adolf Eichmann, war criminal, hanged at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56
Died :06/15/1962Alfred Cortot, French pianist, at 84
Died :03/20/1962Andrew E Douglass, Dendrochronologer (Study of Tree Rings) dies
Died :07/20/1962Andre Renard, Belgium worker's union leader (MSU), at 51
Died :06/14/1962Anna Sleasers, first Boston Strangler victim
Died :09/03/1962Anton Mauve, painter, at 63
Died :11/17/1962Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), at 92 in Miami
Died :03/25/1962Auguste Piccard, Swiss explorer/balloonist dies at 78
Died :04/03/1962Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, after fight, at 24
Died :02/17/1962Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), at 85
Died :03/20/1962C Wright Mills, US Sociologist (Power Elite), at 45
Died :03/04/1962Cairine R Wilson, 1st Canadian female senator (appointed) dies at 77
Died :01/26/1962Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, at 65
Died :12/15/1962Charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame),
Died :05/12/1962Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), at 67
Died :07/27/1962Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer,
Died :11/07/1962Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), at 78 in NYC
Died :10/27/1962Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, at 58
Died :01/13/1962Ernie Kovacs, comedian, in a car crash in West LA, at 42
Died :06/13/1962Eugene Goossens, British composer (Perseus), at 69
Died :10/27/1962Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), at 56
Died :06/02/1962Franc S Finzgar, Slovic writer (Service Girls),
Died :09/27/1962Francisco Brochado da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962), at 52
Died :06/19/1962Frank Borzage, US, director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo), at 69
Died :05/13/1962Frank Jenks, actor (Colonel Flack), at 60
Died :10/02/1962Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), at 48
Died :03/17/1962Frank Orth, actor (Boston Blackie, The Brothers), at 82
Died :05/13/1962Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter, at 51
Died :04/21/1962Frederick Handley Page, designer of 1st big airplane (40 seats),
Died :01/29/1962Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, at 86
Died :07/20/1962George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, at 86
Died :01/17/1962Gerrit Achterberg, poet (Autodroom),
Died :11/23/1962Gloria Gordon, actress (My Friend Irma), at 81
Died :06/06/1962Guinn Williams, actor (Big Boy-Circus Boy), at 63
Died :05/13/1962H Trendley Dean, doctor (introduced fluoridation into water)
Died :09/06/1962Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German Natl Anthem), at 64
Died :11/03/1962Harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8), at 69
Died :02/28/1962Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen and Johnson), at 70
Died :11/23/1962Herman J Friedericy, author (Last General),
Died :08/23/1962Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), at 70
Died :03/09/1962Howard Engstrom, Boston, a designer of Univac computer dies at 59
Died :08/23/1962Irving Fine, composer,
Died :04/06/1962JC Heldring, businessman, at 74
Died :01/06/1962Jacob "Cut" Nanninga, painter (France, North-Africa), at 57
Died :11/24/1962James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), at 60
Died :07/16/1962Jan M Romein, historian (Breaking of Two Ages),
Died :11/20/1962Jasper McLevy, socialist mayor of Bridgeport Ct,
Died :04/20/1962Jesse G Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine, at 82
Died :10/04/1962John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder, at 79
Died :06/12/1962John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic march),
Died :02/17/1962Joseph Kearns, actor (George-Dennis the Menace), at 55
Died :04/09/1962Juan Belmonte, famed bullfighter, at 70
Died :08/19/1962Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, at 90
Died :12/07/1962Kirsten Flagstead, Norwegian soprano (Wagner),
Died :10/26/1962Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah), die at 64
Died :10/09/1962Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), at 80
Died :08/05/1962Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose
Died :03/26/1962Marjorie Colton, inventor of wax paper, at 64
Died :06/28/1962Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, at 59
Died :11/18/1962Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), at 77
Died :09/09/1962Pat Rooney, vaudevillian (Night club), at 82
Died :09/29/1962Patrick Corry, developed self-rotating rock drill, in the Bronx
Died :11/29/1962Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, in Lakewood NJ
Died :11/11/1962Rene Coty, pres of France, at 80
Died :07/04/1962Rex Bell, cowboy (Cowboys and Injuns), at 56
Died :01/20/1962Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas) dies at 75
Died :03/01/1962Roscoe Ates, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass), at 70
Died :10/27/1962Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot/shot down above Cuba
Died :03/15/1962Sam Wren, actor (Wren's Nest), at 64
Died :12/12/1962Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), at 67
Died :11/12/1962Sid Tomack, actor (Jim Gillis-Life of Riley, My Friend Irma)
Died :04/23/1962Stirling Moss, auto racer, killed while racing
Died :04/10/1962Stu Stutcliffe, original Beatle bassist,
Died :08/10/1962Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), at 60
Died :12/17/1962Thomas Mitchell, US, actor (Outlaw), at 70
Died :01/24/1962Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), at 62
Died :02/25/1962Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist, at 81
Died :11/28/1962Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948), at 82
Died :02/10/1962Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist, at 83
Died :06/04/1962William Beebe, US biologist/explorer, at 84
Died :07/06/1962William [Harrison] Faulkner, US writer (Nobel 1949), at 64
Died :02/27/1962Willie Best, actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), at 45
Died :09/03/1962e e [Edward E] cummings, US poet (Tulips and Chimneys), at 67)




Special :05/08/1962"Funny Thing Happened on Way to the Forum" opens on Broadway
Special :12/09/1962"I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
Special :03/22/1962"I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens on Broadway
Special :10/13/1962"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen
Special :09/01/196210,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
Special :10/25/1962110th member of UN admitted (Uganda)
Special :12/08/1962114-day newspaper strike begins in NYC
Special :07/21/1962160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga
Special :07/28/196219 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa
Special :10/25/19621st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
Special :05/01/19621st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara
Special :04/26/19621st Lockheed A-12 flies
Special :04/24/19621st Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested
Special :07/22/19621st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
Special :10/11/19621st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show
Special :01/04/19621st automated (unmanned) subway train (NYC)
Special :04/10/19621st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium
Special :06/29/19621st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner
Special :02/14/19621st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
Special :03/16/19621st launching of Titan 2-rocket
Special :04/10/19621st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2
Special :05/06/19621st nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine (Ethan Allen)
Special :02/02/19621st pole vault over 16' (4.88 m) (John Uelses-16Č', Milrose Games)
Special :08/05/19621st quasar located by radio
Special :11/26/19621st recording session under the name "Beatles"
Special :06/22/19621st test flight of Hoovercraft
Special :07/12/19621st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)
Special :09/26/19621st to steal 100 bases in a season (Maury Wills goes on to 104)
Special :07/11/19621st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
Special :06/16/19622 US army officers killed in Saigon
Special :01/24/196228 refugees escape from East to West Germany
Special :10/11/19622nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
Special :01/10/19624,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Perú
Special :03/15/19625 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter
Special :07/13/1962500 Indonesian parachutist land in New-Guinea
Special :08/28/196255.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
Special :05/30/196269 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
Special :02/02/19628 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years
Special :07/05/196296 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
Special :03/21/1962A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
Special :09/25/1962A black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
Special :06/10/1962A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
Special :09/23/1962ABC's 1st color TV series-Jetsons
Special :07/30/1962AL beats NL 9-4 in 33rd All Star Game (Wrigley Field Chicago)
Special :01/17/1962ANASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
Special :04/08/1962Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
Special :06/03/1962Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130
Special :10/08/1962Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN
Special :07/01/1962Algeria agrees to independence
Special :07/15/1962Algeria becomes member of Arab League
Special :07/05/1962Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
Special :07/03/1962Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7/5)
Special :03/18/1962Algerian War ends after 7ź years of fighting (250,000 killed)
Special :09/29/1962Algerian cabinet of Ben Bella forms
Special :03/18/1962Algerians politician Ben Bella flees
Special :03/01/1962American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95
Special :12/31/1962American Basketball League announces suspension of operation
Special :10/25/1962American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature
Special :08/11/1962Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
Special :12/21/1962Angolin leaves Comecon
Special :05/11/1962Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy
Special :05/06/1962Antonio Segni elected president of Italy
Special :03/27/1962Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
Special :03/19/1962Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal
Special :03/29/1962Argentine Pres Frondizi flees from the army
Special :04/09/1962Arnold Palmer wins his 3rd Masters golf tournament
Special :01/07/1962Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, fails
Special :03/31/1962Asteroid #3179 discovered
Special :09/15/1962Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
Special :11/06/1962BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote
Special :05/29/1962Barbra Striesand appears on "Garry Moore Show"
Special :10/01/1962Barbra Striesand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
Special :11/29/1962Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
Special :07/21/1962Battles on Chinese and Indies boundary
Special :10/09/1962Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
Special :08/11/1962Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"
Special :09/11/1962Beatles cut "Love Me Do" and "PS I Love You"
Special :09/04/1962Beatles record "How Do You Do It"
Special :02/11/1962Beatles record "Please, Please Me"
Special :10/05/1962Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
Special :08/17/1962Beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr
Special :05/09/1962Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Pstlophone
Special :10/26/1962Beatles tape "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
Special :01/01/1962Beatles' Decca audition
Special :03/21/1962Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in Neth for birth control
Special :09/20/1962Ben Bella wins election in Algeria
Special :03/24/1962Benny Paret, KOs in a welterweight title, he dies 10 days later
Special :07/07/1962Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races
Special :10/27/1962Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
Special :06/26/1962Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill
Special :05/01/1962Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter, in his 4th start
Special :01/07/1962Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
Special :07/14/1962Borehole for Mont Blanc-tunnel finished
Special :08/01/1962Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0
Special :06/26/1962Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
Special :04/18/1962Boston beats Los Angeles, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship
Special :07/14/1962Brave's Hank Aaron hits HR #500
Special :06/17/1962Brazil Beats Czechosolakia in soccer's 7th World Cup at Santiago
Special :04/16/1962Brazil nationalizes US businesses
Special :10/01/1962Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
Special :01/24/1962Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
Special :03/03/1962British Antarctic Territory forms
Special :01/23/1962British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR
Special :07/01/1962Burundi and Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)
Special :02/12/1962Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia
Special :10/15/1962Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court
Special :10/16/1962Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
Special :06/25/1962Cabinet-Inun forms in Turkey
Special :06/16/1962Caspar Weinberger (Sec of Def 1981-87), indicted on Iran-contra charge
Special :04/21/1962Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
Special :07/22/1962Chic White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
Special :10/20/1962Chinese army lands in India
Special :09/08/1962Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-Indiaboundary)
Special :12/16/1962Constitutional Monarchical Hindu State of Nepál adopts new constit
Special :07/11/1962Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
Special :12/23/1962Cuba starts returning US prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion
Special :10/16/1962Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
Special :12/17/1962Current constitution of Monaco promulgated
Special :12/23/1962Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers 20-17 in AFL championship game
Special :04/14/1962Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam
Special :03/14/1962Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France
Special :03/15/1962Donald Jackson of Canada, is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump
Special :08/28/1962Dr Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid
Special :01/15/1962Dutch and Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea
Special :03/12/1962Dutch Premier De Quay has secret talks with Indonesia
Special :01/08/1962Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)
Special :12/31/1962Dutch flag flies in Dutch, New-Guinea
Special :07/17/1962East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
Special :11/06/1962Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-Mass)
Special :11/06/1962Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts
Special :03/09/1962Egyptian Pres Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
Special :04/19/1962Eino Oksanen wins his 3rd Boston Marathon
Special :01/10/1962Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages and kill 3,500
Special :05/14/1962Ex-pres Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
Special :08/22/1962Failed assassination on president De Gaulle
Special :08/01/1962Failed attack on president Nkrumah of Ghana
Special :12/08/1962Failed coup in Brunei
Special :07/31/1962Federation of Malaysia formed
Special :11/19/1962Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons
Special :07/02/1962Fidel Castro visits Moscow
Special :03/18/1962France and Algeria reach accord before battle, but after 1 million die
Special :02/18/1962France and Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war
Special :07/20/1962France and Tunisia recover diplomatic relations
Special :07/11/1962Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
Special :08/14/1962French and Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
Special :06/30/1962French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
Special :03/25/1962French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
Special :02/05/1962French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence
Special :09/04/1962French president De Gaulle visits German FR
Special :12/08/1962Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)
Special :07/22/1962Gary Player wins PGA golf tournament
Special :02/07/1962Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298
Special :02/24/1962General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea
Special :04/14/1962Georges Pompidou becomes president of France
Special :09/16/1962Gerda Crown runs 800 m in 2:02.8
Special :11/07/1962Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie
Special :04/27/1962Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroids #2334 Cuffey and #3474
Special :03/14/1962Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals
Special :09/20/1962Gov R Barnett refuses to admit a black to Miss Univ (James Meredith)
Special :11/29/1962Great-Britain and France decide to jointly build the Concorde
Special :11/01/1962Greece enters European Common Market
Special :12/30/1962Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
Special :05/12/1962Grevelingendam closes
Special :12/01/1962Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
Special :08/19/1962Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55
Special :10/14/1962Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs NY Titans 56-17
Special :07/19/1962Hungarian communist party expells Rákosi and Geru
Special :12/10/1962Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
Special :06/10/1962Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3Č"
Special :02/25/1962Indies Congress Party wins elections
Special :05/19/1962Indonesian parachutist land in New Guinea
Special :07/04/1962Island Records begins
Special :05/25/1962Isley Brother relase "Twist and Shout"
Special :11/02/1962JFK announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled
Special :09/29/1962JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi
Special :05/01/1962JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)
Special :10/22/1962JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
Special :09/30/1962JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
Special :04/09/1962JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
Special :03/23/1962JFK visits SF
Special :06/17/1962Jack Nicklaus wins US Open golf tournament
Special :03/29/1962Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
Special :06/24/1962Jack Reed's 22nd inn HR leads Yanks over Tigers 9-7
Special :01/24/1962Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Special :03/27/1962Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
Special :08/08/1962Jamaica declares independence from UK
Special :08/06/1962Jamaica gains independence from Britain
Special :07/06/1962Jamaica gains independence from Great-Britain
Special :02/09/1962Jamaica signs agreement to become independent
Special :10/01/1962James Meredith became 1st black at U of Mississippi
Special :09/30/1962James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
Special :06/08/1962Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
Special :02/10/1962Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
Special :04/03/1962Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)
Special :05/23/1962Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)
Special :01/28/1962Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia and survives
Special :02/20/1962John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
Special :02/02/1962John Uelses pole vaults 488 cm
Special :02/03/1962John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm
Special :10/01/1962Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
Special :02/08/1962KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/01/1962KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :03/15/1962KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/15/1962KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk
Special :09/30/1962KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :12/01/1962KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :07/04/1962KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast
Special :09/10/1962KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/30/1962KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
Special :11/19/1962KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :10/16/1962KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/11/1962KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/24/1962KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :11/01/1962KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :07/07/1962Karen Hantze Susman wins Wimbledon
Special :12/31/1962Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo
Special :10/28/1962Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
Special :12/22/1962Kinderman Place in the Bronx named
Special :11/16/1962Kuwait adopts constitution
Special :05/05/1962LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
Special :09/26/1962LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st ball player to steal 100 bases
Special :09/23/1962LA Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
Special :06/30/1962LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
Special :06/23/1962Laos Suvanna Phuma forms cabinet
Special :05/09/1962Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
Special :11/24/1962Last of Dutch militia leave New-Guinea
Special :09/29/1962Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
Special :03/07/1962Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
Special :01/23/1962Libya, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb
Special :10/01/1962Lucy Show premiers
Special :05/24/1962M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into Earth orbit
Special :04/24/1962MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA
Special :01/11/1962Mandela leaves South Africa, travels to Ethiopia, Algeria and England
Special :07/05/1962Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers
Special :07/06/1962Mantle hits his 3rd and 4th consecutive homer
Special :07/26/1962Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba
Special :05/17/1962Marin County withdraws from BART district
Special :07/27/1962Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
Special :12/14/1962Mariner 2 launched, makes 1st US visit to another planet (Venus)
Special :08/27/1962Mariner 2 launched; 1st probe to fly by Venus
Special :07/28/1962Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
Special :07/10/1962Martin Luther King Jr arrested during demonstration in Georgia
Special :07/27/1962Martin Luther King Jr jailed in Albany Georgia
Special :09/10/1962Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
Special :04/05/1962Mgr J Daems appointed bishop of Antwerp
Special :03/24/1962Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue and Blue Boys
Special :02/25/1962Mike O'Hara completes a record 97th marathon
Special :09/27/1962Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North-Yemen
Special :02/07/1962Mine cave in near Velklingen West Germany, kills 298
Special :02/21/1962Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen Neth
Special :08/26/1962Minn Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0
Special :06/25/1962Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms
Special :06/30/1962Murie Lindstrom wins US Women's Golf Open
Special :10/08/1962N Korea reports 100% election turnout, 100% vote for Workers' Party
Special :04/19/1962NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900 m
Special :04/30/1962NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m
Special :06/27/1962NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
Special :04/05/1962NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
Special :04/20/1962NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m
Special :10/09/1962NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
Special :06/07/1962NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
Special :08/02/1962NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
Special :08/14/1962NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
Special :01/09/1962NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
Special :07/10/1962NL beats AL 3-1 in 32nd All Star Game (DC Stadium, Wash)
Special :10/28/1962NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
Special :08/03/1962NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games
Special :04/23/1962NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
Special :04/10/1962NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR
Special :08/05/1962Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement and illeagally leaving S Afr
Special :07/15/1962Neth and Indonesia accord over New-Guinea
Special :05/22/1962Neth telephone net becomes completely automated
Special :04/20/1962New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
Special :04/11/1962New York Mets make a losing debut
Special :01/02/1962Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premiers on CBS
Special :11/06/1962Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more
Special :10/25/1962Nobel prize for literature awarded to John Steinbeck
Special :06/13/1962Norway named ombudsman
Special :12/19/1962Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Special :05/23/1962OAS leader general Raoul Salan sentenced to life
Special :05/02/1962OAS strikes in Algeria
Special :04/20/1962OAS-leader ex-general Salan arrested in Algiers
Special :03/24/1962Ohio State beats Cincinatti 71-59 for NCAA championship
Special :06/01/1962Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
Special :12/20/1962Osmond brothers debut on Andy Williams Show
Special :10/22/1962Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
Special :08/18/1962Peter, Paul and Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer"
Special :06/15/1962Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win
Special :01/03/1962Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
Special :12/03/1962Pravda criticizes western art
Special :06/30/1962Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian liberation fighters
Special :02/03/1962Pres Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food and drugs
Special :11/17/1962Pres Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC
Special :02/07/1962President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba
Special :05/14/1962Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain
Special :09/16/1962Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC
Special :05/07/1962Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)
Special :10/28/1962Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
Special :04/26/1962Ranger 4 crash lands on Moon
Special :04/23/1962Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral
Special :04/26/1962Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
Special :11/07/1962Richard Nixon quits politics-You won't have Nixon to kick around
Special :05/22/1962Robert A Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600m
Special :02/25/1962Robert Kennedy visits Netherlands
Special :07/17/1962Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
Special :09/10/1962Rod Laver wins Grand Slam of tennis
Special :05/22/1962Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game
Special :07/12/1962Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)
Special :06/27/1962Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems
Special :08/12/1962Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15
Special :02/04/1962Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
Special :06/30/1962Rwanda and Burundi become independent
Special :01/01/1962Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
Special :09/18/1962Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica and Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
Special :10/02/1962SF and LA play a 4h18m 9 inning game
Special :01/31/1962Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout"
Special :04/12/1962San Mateo County withdraws from BART district (SF Bay area)
Special :04/24/1962Sandy Koufax's 2nd 18-strikeout game
Special :11/06/1962Saudi Arabia proclaims abolishing slavery
Special :02/06/1962Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named
Special :05/23/1962Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7
Special :07/17/1962Senate rejects medicare for aged
Special :08/15/1962Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia
Special :01/16/1962Shooting begins on "Dr No"
Special :01/21/1962Snow falls in SF
Special :08/29/1962Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
Special :09/25/1962Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
Special :06/15/1962South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes
Special :02/27/1962South-Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diems palace bombed
Special :01/18/1962Southern University closed due to demonstrations
Special :04/05/1962St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
Special :10/19/1962Stalin-monument removed in Prague
Special :02/17/1962Storm in Hamburg, kills 265
Special :12/19/1962Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
Special :01/16/1962Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
Special :05/28/1962Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY
Special :02/05/1962Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racical segregated" schools, filed
Special :02/05/1962Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn within 16°
Special :03/26/1962Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state leg
Special :06/25/1962Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional
Special :09/26/1962TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premiers on CBS
Special :12/09/1962Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
Special :11/28/1962Telegraph between Netherlands and Indonesia restored
Special :07/10/1962Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
Special :11/19/1962Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria
Special :08/28/1962Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
Special :01/05/1962Tony Sheridan and Beatles produce "My Bonnie" and "The Saints"
Special :04/22/1962Tor Maple Leafs beat Black Hawks 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
Special :12/19/1962Transit 5A1, 1st operational navigational satellite, launched
Special :08/31/1962Trinidad and Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
Special :11/30/1962U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of UN unanimously
Special :01/30/1962UN General Assembly censures Portugal (because of Angola)
Special :09/01/1962UN announces Earth population has hit 3 billion
Special :08/05/1962UN command forbids flights to Katangese airports
Special :10/01/1962UN gives Netherlands control of New-Guinea
Special :12/28/1962UN troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
Special :09/24/1962US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to U of Miss
Special :10/01/1962US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
Special :04/25/1962US Ranger spacecraft crash lands on Moon
Special :02/26/1962US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
Special :12/06/1962US abandons Skybolt balastic missile program
Special :03/09/1962US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
Special :01/26/1962US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)
Special :11/20/1962US lifts blockade of Cuba
Special :08/14/1962US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
Special :04/15/1962US national debt above $300,000,000,000
Special :03/06/1962US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
Special :04/25/1962US resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island
Special :09/27/1962US sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
Special :05/11/1962US sends troops to Thailand
Special :09/17/1962US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
Special :04/13/1962US steel industry forces price increases
Special :05/28/1962US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
Special :05/25/1962US unions AFL-CIO begins campaign for 35-hour work week
Special :03/01/1962US/British nuclear experiment in Nevada
Special :04/26/1962US/UK launch Ariel; 1st international payload
Special :10/12/1962US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology
Special :10/04/1962USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300 m
Special :06/01/1962USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m
Special :06/12/1962USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m
Special :06/21/1962USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
Special :10/23/1962USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800 m
Special :03/16/1962USSR launch 1st Cosmos-satellite
Special :11/01/1962USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
Special :02/10/1962USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel
Special :12/15/1962Vaughn Meader's "1st Family," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 12 wks
Special :01/11/1962Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
Special :12/18/1962WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :11/25/1962WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
Special :06/03/1962WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/23/1962WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/10/1962WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :10/01/1962WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :10/15/1962WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :02/28/1962WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN
Special :05/02/1962WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast
Special :07/--/1962WMIN radio in Minneapolis is 1st US all-news radio (ends in Sept)
Special :11/01/1962WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :09/09/1962WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :09/15/1962WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :06/26/1962WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
Special :06/15/1962WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
Special :11/01/1962WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
Special :10/03/1962Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
Special :04/16/1962Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News
Special :09/12/1962Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikesout record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
Special :09/25/1962Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
Special :10/04/1962Whitey Ford's world series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends
Special :05/28/1962Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premiers on CBS radio
Special :04/30/1962Willie Mays hits 4 HRs
Special :03/15/1962Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4000 pts in an NBA season
Special :02/17/1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis
Special :11/03/1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers
Special :11/16/1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY
Special :01/13/1962Wilt Chamberlain of Phila Warriors scores NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
Special :03/02/1962Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game
Special :02/22/1962Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
Special :06/25/1962Yankee Jack Reed's 22nd inning HR wins a 7 hour game
Special :10/17/1962Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
Special :09/26/1962Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
Special :04/07/1962Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail
Special :03/13/1962Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty
Special :05/19/196299°F highest temperature for May in NYC

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