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Events in 1962
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|24 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1381 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|5 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.|
|6 February:|| ||Axl Rose, American singer of Guns N' Roses fame, is born in Lafayette, Indiana.|
|20 February:|| ||The NASA spacecraft “Friendship 7” orbits the Earth three times in four hours and 56 minutes, making astronaut John Glenn the first American in outer space.|
|23 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|16 April:|| ||The tenth James Bond novel “The Spy Who Loved Me” by spy author Ian Fleming is published in the United Kingdom.|
|20 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|22 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|2 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|25 May:|| ||The new Coventry Cathedral is consecrated as a replacement for the fourteenth century Gothic building that was bombed in 1940.|
|30 May:|| ||The War Requiem by Benjamin Britten, commissioned for the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral after its destruction in 1940, premieres in the newly consecrated replacement.|
|10 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|5 July:|| ||Algeria becomes independent from France.|
|9 July:|| ||Bob Dylan records “Blowin' in the Wind” for release as a single in the Columbia Recording Studios in New York.|
|10 July:|| ||The first Telstar satellite is launched to transmit the first television pictures, telephone calls and fax images through space and provide the first live transatlantic television feed.|
|12 July:|| ||The Marquee Club in London is the venue of the first concert by a band called The Rolling Stones.|
|9 Augustus:|| ||Hermann Hesse, German Swiss author, dies in Montagnola at age 85.|
|30 September:|| ||Amnesty International is founded in London as a permanent organisation after the “Appeal for Amnesty 1961” has stirred enough media attention.|
|5 October:|| ||“Dr. No”, the first James Bond movie, is released is the United Kingdom.|
|8 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|11 October:|| ||The Second Vatican Council opens to address the issue of modernizing the Catholic Church.|
|18 November:|| ||Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel Prize winner in 1922 for his work on quantum mechanics and the understanding of atoms, dies in Copenhagen at age 77.|
|10 December:|| ||The movie “Lawrence of Arabia”, based on the life story of T.E. Lawrence, is released in the United Kingdom.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1962
Pope John XXIII, Time Man of the Year.Janet Parker, Bertrand Russell, Winston Churchill, Otto Hahn, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, Harry S. Truman, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Heidegger, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Walt Disney, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, Yuri Gagarin, The 14th Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Kofi Annan, John Lennon, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Jim Morrison, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona and Barack Obama celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1962 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1866, 1877, 1883, 1894, 1900, 1906, 1917, 1923, 1934, 1945 and 1951 in the century before it and 1973, 1979, 1990, 2001, 2007, 2018, 2029, 2035, 2046 and 2057 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1962 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 April 2017.