1962 in History



January 1 Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
January 1 Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
January 1 Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand, Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa
January 2 Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
January 3 Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
January 3 Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
January 4 1st automated (unmanned) subway train (New York City)
January 5 Tony Sheridan and Beatles produce "My Bonnie" and "The Saints"
January 7 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
January 7 Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, fails
January 7 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
January 8 Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Netherlands)
January 8 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
January 9 Mister M (Dr. X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ
January 9 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
January 9 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 10 4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Peru
January 10 Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages and kill 3,500
January 11 Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
January 13 "Do Re Mi" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 400 performances
January 13 Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
January 14 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
January 15 50th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64)
January 15 Dutch and Indonesian Navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea
January 16 Shooting begins on "Dr. No"
January 16 Suit accuses New York City Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
January 17 A NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
January 17 Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF
January 18 Southern University closed due to demonstrations
January 18 U.S. begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
January 18 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 20 "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 92 performances
January 21 John F. Kennedy arrives in Uruguay
January 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
January 21 Snow falls in San Francisco
January 23 Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 23 British spy Kim Philby defects to U.S.S.R.
January 23 Libya, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb
January 24 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
January 24 Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
January 24 Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 24 Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
January 26 Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's
January 26 Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
January 26 David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia
January 26 "Twist" is impure and bans it from all Catholic schools
January 26 U.S. launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)
January 27 "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater New York City for 65 performances
January 28 Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia and survives
January 30 2 members of Flying Wallendas' high-wire act killed when their 7-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit
January 30 U.N. General Assembly censures Portugal (because of Angola)
January 30 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 31 General Charles P. Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA
January 31 Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout"
February 1 "New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 28 performances
February 1 NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule
February 2 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)
February 2 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years
February 2 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 3 John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm
February 3 President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food and drugs
February 4 "Gay Life" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 113 performances
February 4 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
February 4 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Barbara Roles
February 4 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Monty Hoyt
February 5 French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence
February 5 Suit to bar Englewood New Jersey from "racial segregated" schools, filed
February 5 Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn within 16 degrees
February 6 Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named
February 7 Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298
February 7 President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba
February 7 Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational
February 8 KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
February 8 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 9 Jamaica signs agreement to become independent
February 9 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 10 Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
February 10 U.S.S.R. swaps spy Francis Gary Power to U.S. for Rudolph Abel
February 11 Beatles record "Please, Please Me"
February 12 Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia
February 14 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
February 15 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 16 Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony, premieres
February 16 U.S. Open Tennis: Jimmy Bostwick defeats brother Pete to win
February 17 Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"
February 17 Storm in Hamburg, kills 265
February 17 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs St. Louis
February 18 France and Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war
February 18 Louise Suggs wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
February 19 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 20 John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth in Friendship 7
February 21 Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen Netherlands
February 22 Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
February 23 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 24 General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea
February 24 "New Faces of '62" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 28 performances
February 24 "Sail Away" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 167 performances
February 24 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 25 India Congress Party wins elections
February 25 Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon
February 25 Robert Kennedy visits Netherlands
February 26 Arthur Kopit's "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad..." premieres in New York City
February 26 U.S. Supreme Court disallows race separation on public transportation
February 26 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs. New York
February 27 South-Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, 1st U.S. killed
February 28 WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN
March 1 American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay New York killing 95
March 1 K-Mart opens
March 1 U.S. / British nuclear test experiment in Nevada
March 1 Uganda became a self-governing country
March 2 John F. Kennedy announces U.S. will resume above ground nuclear testing
March 2 Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game
March 3 British Antarctic Territory forms
March 4 AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
March 5 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 6 St. Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
March 6 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 6 U.S. promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
March 7 Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
March 7 Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
March 8 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
March 8 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 9 Egyptian President Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
March 9 U.S. advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
March 10 Due to it's no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel and move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
March 12 Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia
March 13 Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty
March 14 Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France
March 14 Gordie Howe (Detroit Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals
March 15 5 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter
March 15 Donald Jackson of Canada, is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump
March 15 KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting
March 15 "No Strings" opens at 84th St. Theater New York City for 580 performances
March 15 Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings," premieres in New York City
March 15 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season
March 16 1st launching of Titan 2-rocket
March 16 U.S. Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167
March 18 Algerian War ends after 7 years (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
March 18 Dmitri Shostakovich becomes member of Supreme Soviet of U.S.S.R.
March 19 "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 80 performances
March 19 Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal
March 20 Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater
March 21 A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
March 21 Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in Netherlands for birth control
March 21 Dutch RC bishop Beckers declares himself in favor of birth control
March 21 Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
March 22 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert New York City for 300 performances
March 23 John F. Kennedy visits SF
March 23 Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket vs. WI age 21 years 77 days
March 23 Wake Forest coach "Bones" McKinney becomes 2nd person to play and coach
March 23 William DeWitt buys Cincinnati Reds for $4,625,000
March 24 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cincinnati beats Ohio State 71-59
March 24 Benny Paret, KOed in a welterweight title, he dies 10 days later
March 24 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue and Blue Boys
March 25 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 65 performances
March 25 French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
March 26 Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legislature
March 27 Ann Jellicoe's "Knack," premieres in London
March 27 Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school
March 27 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
March 28 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
March 28 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
March 29 Argentine President Frondizi flees from the army
March 29 Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
April 3 Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)
April 3 Lt General Marshall S Carter, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
April 5 Herb Gardner's "Thousand Clowns," premieres in New York City
April 5 NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
April 5 St. Bernard Tunnel finished, Swiss and Italian workers shake hands
April 7 Umrigar slams 172* vs. WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
April 7 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail
April 8 Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France
April 9 26th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280
April 9 34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story," Sophia Loren and Max Schell win
April 9 John F. Kennedy throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
April 10 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
April 10 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2
April 10 New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th home run
April 11 New York Mets make a losing debut
April 12 San Mateo County withdraws from BART district, San Francisco Bay area
April 13 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record
April 13 U.S. steel industry forced to give up price increases
April 14 Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam
April 14 Georges Pompidou becomes president of France
April 15 U.S. national debt above $300,000,000,000
April 16 Brazil nationalizes U.S. businesses
April 16 Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News
April 18 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
April 19 66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48
April 19 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m
April 20 NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m
April 20 New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
April 20 OAS-leader ex-general Salan arrested in Algiers
April 21 Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington
April 22 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open
April 22 New York Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season
April 22 Pirates tie then record of 10 straight wins to start season
April 22 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
April 23 1st U.S. satellite to reach the moon launched
April 23 New York Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
April 23 Ranger 4, 1st U.S. satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral
April 24 1st Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested
April 24 MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA
April 24 Sandy Koufax's 2nd 18-strikeout game
April 25 Cleveland sends Harry Chiti to Mets for a player to be named later, on
April 25 June 15 the Mets send Chiti back to Cleveland
April 25 Lion and Tiger Veldt at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated
April 25 U.S. Ranger spacecraft crash lands on Moon
April 25 U.S. resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island
April 26 1st Lockheed A-12 flies
April 26 Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon
April 26 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0
April 26 U.S. and U.K. launch Ariel; 1st international payload
April 27 Arnold Wesker's "Chips with Everything," premieres in London
April 27 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
April 29 16th Tony Awards: Man For All Seasons and How to Succeed win
April 29 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
April 30 NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m
April 30 Willie Mays hits 4 home runs
May 1 1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara at Ecker Algeria
May 1 Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter, in his 4th start
May 1 John F. Kennedy authorizes Area Redevelopment Act
May 2 Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I
May 2 OAS strikes in Algeria
May 2 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
May 2 WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, New York (PBS) 1st broadcast
May 3 Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train and a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan)
May 4 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
May 5 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
May 5 Los Angeles Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Baltimore Orioles, 2-0
May 5 West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
May 6 1st nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine
May 6 Antonio Segni elected president of Italy
May 6 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament
May 6 Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquerors Nam Tha Laos
May 6 U.S. performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)
May 7 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
May 8 1st Atlas Centaur Launch
May 8 "Funny Thing Happened" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 965 performances
May 8 London trolley buses go out of service
May 9 Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Pstlophone
May 9 Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
May 9 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
May 11 Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy
May 11 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
May 11 U.S. sends troops to Thailand
May 12 Grevelingendam closes
May 12 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
May 13 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open
May 14 Ex-president Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years
May 14 Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain
May 14 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
May 15 U.S. Marines arrive in Laos
May 17 Marin County withdraws from BART district
May 19 88th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2
May 19 "Bravo, Giovanni" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 76 performances
May 19 Indonesian paratroopers land in New Guinea
May 19 "John Birch Society," by Chad Mitchell Trio hits #99
May 19 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431
May 19 U.S. performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
May 20 Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
May 21 3 more Cleveland home run set AL record for most home runs (26) over 8 games
May 22 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall and Shirley Booth
May 22 Netherlands telephone net becomes completely automated
May 22 Robert A. Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600m
May 22 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game
May 23 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 home runs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)
May 23 OAS leader general Raoul Salan sentenced to life
May 23 Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in U.S. Aurora 7
May 24 M. Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into Earth orbit
May 25 Isley Brothers release "Twist and Shout"
May 25 U.S. performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
May 25 U.S. unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week
May 26 "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 80 performances
May 27 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
May 28 Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester, New York
May 28 U.S. stock market drops $20.8 billion in 1 day
May 28 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
May 29 Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"
May 30 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
May 30 Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem," premieres
May 31 "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV
June 1 Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit
June 1 Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade
June 1 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m
June 2 32nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)
June 3 Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130
June 3 Betsy Rawls and Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
June 3 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands
June 3 WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, Kentucky (ABC) begins broadcasting
June 4 Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to U.S.
June 6 Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record "Besame Mucho" with Peter Best on drums
June 7 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A. Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m
June 8 Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
June 9 94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8
June 9 "Bill of Hare," premieres in U.S.
June 9 Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City
June 10 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
June 10 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of U.S.S.R., sets then long jump record at 27' 3"
June 10 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament
June 11 President Franklin D. Roosevelt accepted an honorary degree from Yale
June 12 3 convicts used spoons to dig their way out of Alcatraz
June 12 Laos prince Souvanna Phouma forms coalition government
June 12 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m
June 13 "Bob Newhart Show," last airs on NBC-TV
June 15 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win
June 15 South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes
June 15 WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
June 16 2 U.S. Army officers killed in Saigon
June 17 62nd U.S. Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC PA
June 17 Brazil Beats Czechoslovakia in soccer's 7th World Cup at Santiago
June 17 Lou Brock is 2nd to home run into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers
June 17 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
June 21 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
June 22 1st test flight of Hoovercraft
June 22 French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed
June 23 Laos Suvanna Phuma forms government
June 23 Larry Doby, retires from Cleveland Indians to play in Japan
June 23 "Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St. James New York City after 205 performances
June 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament
June 24 Jack Reed's 22nd-inning home run wins longest New York Yankee game in history
June 25 Inonu Government forms in Turkey
June 25 Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms
June 25 Supreme Court rules New York school prayer unconstitutional
June 26 Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill
June 26 Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
June 26 WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, Florida (PBS) begins broadcasting
June 27 NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m
June 27 Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems, EDS
June 28 Thalidomide drug banned in Netherlands
June 29 1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner
June 29 Frank Howard, hits the 5,000th Dodger home run
June 29 John F. Kennedy dines with premier MacMillan in London
June 30 17th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom
June 30 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
June 30 Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits New York Mets, 5-0
June 30 Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters
June 30 Rwanda and Burundi become independent
July 1 Algeria votes for independence
July 1 Burundi and Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)
July 2 Cubans minister of Foreign affairs Raul Castro arrives in Moscow
July 2 Fidel Castro visits Moscow
July 3 Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7/5)
July 4 Island Records begins
July 4 KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast
July 5 96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
July 5 Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
July 5 Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers
July 6 76th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)
July 6 Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria
July 6 Mantle hits his 3rd and 4th consecutive homer
July 7 69th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (64 64)
July 7 Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races
July 7 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open
July 9 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
July 10 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
July 10 All star MVP: Maury Wills (Los Angeles Dodgers)
July 10 Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia
July 10 Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
July 10 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
July 11 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
July 11 Brothers Hank and Tommie Aaron homer in same inning
July 11 Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
July 11 Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
July 11 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
July 11 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 12 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (U.S.S.R.)
July 12 Rolling Stones 1st performance, Marquee Club, London
July 13 500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea
July 13 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
July 13 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 14 Borehole for Mont Blanc-tunnel finished
July 14 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 15 Algeria becomes member of Arab League
July 15 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
July 15 Netherlands and Indonesia accord over New-Guinea
July 16 NASA civilian Test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
July 17 East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall
July 17 Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft)
July 17 Senate rejects medicare for aged
July 17 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
July 18 Minn Twins Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn and Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning
July 19 Hungarian Communist Party expels Rakosi and Gero
July 20 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 13th Symphony
July 20 France and Tunisia recover diplomatic relations
July 21 160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany, Georgia
July 21 Battles on Chinese and Indies boundary
July 22 1st U.S. Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
July 22 44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink Golf Club Pennsylvania
July 22 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
July 22 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Tournament
July 25 House passes bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex
July 26 Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba
July 26 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets home run record of 31 by a pitcher
July 27 Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
July 27 Martin Luther King, Jr. jailed in Albany, Georgia
July 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
July 28 19 die in a train crash in Steelton, Pennsylvania
July 28 Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
July 30 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
July 30 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
July 31 Federation of Malaysia forms
July 31 Statham is Test crickets' leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall
August 1 Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0
August 1 Failed assassination on president Nkrumah of Ghana
August 2 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
August 3 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
August 3 New York Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th home run in 3 games
August 4 Nelson Mandela captured by South African police
August 5 1st quasar located by radio
August 5 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
August 5 Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement and illeagally leaving South Africa
August 5 U.N. command forbids flights to Katangese airports
August 6 Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
August 7 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 10 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
August 11 Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
August 11 Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"
August 11 Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2)
August 11 Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down
August 12 1st time 2 people in space
August 12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
August 12 Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15
August 13 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
August 14 French and Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
August 14 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
August 14 U.S. mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
August 15 Netherlands and Indonesia signs accord about New Guinea
August 15 Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia
August 16 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatle drummer
August 17 Beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr
August 17 E German border guards shot and kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector
August 18 Peter, Paul and Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer"
August 19 Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55
August 19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
August 20 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
August 21 Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
August 22 Failed assassination on president De Gaulle
August 22 Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
August 22 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
August 23 1st Europe-U.S. live TV program (via Telstar)
August 23 John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell
August 24 Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds
August 24 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 25 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
August 25 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 26 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open
August 26 Minn Twins Jack Kralick no-hits Kansas City A's, 1-0
August 27 Mariner 2 launched; 1st probe to fly by Venus
August 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
August 28 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana, state record
August 28 Dr. Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid
August 28 Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
August 29 Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended
August 29 U.S. U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba
August 31 Trinidad and Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
September 1 12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran
September 1 KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 1 U.N. announces Earth population has hit 3 billion
September 1 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 2 Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place
September 2 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
September 4 Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI
September 4 French president De Gaulle visits West Germany
September 5 Atletico Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup II
September 5 Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 and consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th
September 6 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 8 Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary)
September 8 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 9 76th U.S. Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64)
September 9 82nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)
September 9 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open
September 9 Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses
September 9 WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 10 82nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)
September 10 KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 10 Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
September 10 WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 11 Beatles cut "Love Me Do" and "PS I Love You" with Andy White on drums
September 11 Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles
September 11 KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, California (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 12 Washington Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game
September 14 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 15 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (U.S. wins)
September 15 "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 76 performances
September 15 KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk
September 15 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 15 WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 16 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
September 16 Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8
September 16 Public TV channel 13 begins in New York City
September 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
September 16 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 17 Justice Department files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools
September 17 U.S. space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts
September 18 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
September 18 Charlie Finley is denied permission to move A's to Dallas-Ft. Worth
September 18 Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica and Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
September 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 19 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 20 Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria
September 20 Governor R. Barnett refuses to admit a black to Miss Universe (James Meredith)
September 22 Bob Dylan plays New York City Carnegie Hall
September 23 ABC's 1st color TV series-Jetsons
September 23 Los Angeles Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104
September 23 Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora," premieres in Berlin
September 23 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open
September 23 NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
September 24 KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 24 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Miss
September 25 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
September 25 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
September 25 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
September 25 Weatherly (U.S.) beats Gretel (Australia) in 19th running of America's Cup
September 25 Yankees clinch AL pennant
September 26 Los Angeles Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104)
September 26 TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS
September 26 Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day)
September 27 Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen
September 27 U.S. sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles
September 28 Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched
September 28 "Brighter Day," last airs on CBS-TV daytime
September 28 "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster," debuts on ABC-TV
September 28 "Jan Murray Show," last airs on NBC-TV
September 28 "Tonight Show," last airs on NBC-TV
September 28 "Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV
September 29 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
September 29 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric and His Piano peaks at #7
September 29 "Green Onions" by Booker T and MG's peaks at #3
September 29 Indians and Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader
September 29 John F. Kennedy authorized use of federal troops to integrate University of Mississippi
September 29 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on U.S. Delta rocket)
September 29 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 2,715 performances
September 29 "Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show," debuts on ABC-TV
September 29 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 29 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
September 30 A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consec innings pitched without a walk
September 30 James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
September 30 John F. Kennedy routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi
September 30 KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting
September 30 KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
September 30 Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open
September 30 New York Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play and beat New York 5-1
October 1 Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
October 1 Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977
October 1 James Meredith became 1st black at University of Mississippi
October 1 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
October 1 Lucy Show premieres
October 1 SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff
October 1 U.N. gives Netherlands control of New-Guinea
October 1 U.S. National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope
October 1 WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 2 SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game
October 2 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
October 3 Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184
October 3 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert New York City for 886 performances
October 3 Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit
October 4 USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
October 4 Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends
October 5 Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
October 6 16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto
October 6 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
October 7 8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball
October 7 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 8 Algeria admitted as 109th member of U.N.
October 8 North Korea reports 100% election turnout, 100% vote for Workers' Party
October 9 Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130
October 9 NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m
October 9 Uganda declares independence from Great Britain
October 10 Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack
October 11 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show
October 11 2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
October 12 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 12 US/U.S.S.R. sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology
October 13 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen
October 14 Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs New York Titans 56-17
October 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament
October 14 U.S. U-2 planes locate missile launchers in Cuba
October 14 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 15 Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court
October 15 WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 16 Byron R. White becomes a Supreme Court Justice
October 16 Cuban missile crisis began as John F. Kennedy becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
October 16 KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 16 New York Yankees appear in 12 and win 9 of last 14 World Series
October 16 Yankees (20th championship) beat San Francisco Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series
October 17 Yankees beat Giants for 20th world championship
October 18 Dr. Watson (U.S.), Dr. Crick, and Dr. Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA
October 18 John F. Kennedy meets Russian minister of Foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko
October 18 Tony Sheridan and Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"
October 18 U.S. launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon
October 18 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
October 19 Stalin-monument removed in Prague
October 19 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 20 Chinese army lands in India
October 20 "Mr President" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 265 performances
October 20 Musical, "Mr President," written by Irving Berlin, opens on Bdwy
October 20 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
October 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open
October 22 John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
October 22 John F. Kennedy imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
October 22 John F. Kennedy receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote
October 22 Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
October 22 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 23 Adlai Stevenson speaks at United Nations about Cuba crisis
October 23 USAF Major Robert A. Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m
October 23 WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, South Carolina (NBC) begins broadcasting
October 25 110th member of United Nations admitted (Uganda)
October 25 1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation
October 25 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature
October 25 Stevenson demands U.S.S.R. ambassador Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over"
October 26 Beatles tape "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
October 26 John F. Kennedy warns Russia U.S. will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
October 26 Nikita Khrushchev sends note to John F. Kennedy offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if U.S. closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
October 26 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
October 27 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 673 performances
October 27 Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
October 27 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
October 27 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 28 Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
October 28 New York Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Washington Redskins (49-34)
October 28 Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
October 28 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 30 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
November 1 Cuban missile crisis ends, John F. Kennedy says U.S.S.R. is dismantling missile bases
November 1 Greece enters European Common Market
November 1 KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 1 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
November 1 U.S.S.R. launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars
November 1 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
November 1 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 1 WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 1 WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
November 2 John F. Kennedy announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled
November 3 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
November 3 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 72 points vs Los Angeles Lakers
November 4 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
November 4 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
November 6 BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote
November 6 Edward M. Kennedy 1st elected Senator
November 6 Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts
November 6 Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more
November 6 Saudi Arabia proclaims abolishing slavery
November 6 U.N. General Assembly adopts resolution condemning South Africa
November 7 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie
November 8 Canada government orders changing nickel back to round shape
November 9 Dutch Catharina Lodders elected Miss World
November 9 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 10 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 9 performances
November 15 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award
November 16 Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic)
November 16 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 73 points vs New York Knicks
November 17 "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 257 performances
November 17 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 9 performances
November 17 President Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport outside Washington D.C.
November 17 Simon/Coleman/Leigh's musical "Little Me," premieres in New York City
November 17 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 19 Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons
November 19 KOET (now KULC) TV channel 9 in Ogden, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 19 SN Behrman's "Lord Pengo," premieres in New York City
November 19 Todor Zjivkov becomes premier of Bulgaria
November 20 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP
November 20 U.S.S.R. agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, and U.S. lifts blockade
November 23 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
November 24 Last of Dutch militia leave New-Guinea
November 25 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, New York (ABC) 1st broadcast
November 26 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
November 26 Fab Four have their 1st recording session under name Beatles
November 27 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
November 27 Sumner Arthur Long's "Never Too Late," premieres in New York City
November 27 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 28 Telegraph between Netherlands and Indonesia restored
November 29 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
November 29 Great Britain and France decide to jointly build Concorde
November 30 U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of United Nations unanimously
December 1 Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
December 1 KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
December 2 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto
December 3 Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as 1st U.S. black female judge
December 3 Pravda criticizes western art
December 4 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 6 U.S. abandons Skybolt balastic missile program
December 7 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 8 114-day newspaper strike begins in New York City
December 8 Failed coup in Brunei
December 8 Funeral for Queen Wilhelmina of Holland (New Kerk, Delft)
December 8 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert New York City after 300 performances
December 9 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
December 9 Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
December 10 Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
December 12 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 13 Relay 1 communication satellite launched
December 14 Mariner 2 makes 1st U.S. fly-by of another planet (Venus)
December 14 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 15 Vaughn Meader's "1st Family," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 12 weeks
December 16 David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres
December 16 Nepal gets constitution/becomes Constitutional Hindu Monarchy
December 16 New York Giant YA Title sets NFL season touchdown pass record at 33 with 6 touchdowns vs Dallas (41-31)
December 17 Beatles 1st British TV appearance (People and Places)
December 17 Current constitution of Monaco promulgated
December 18 Dmitri Shostakovich' 13th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
December 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
December 18 WAIQ TV channel 26 in Montgomery, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
December 19 Nyasaland secedes from Rhodesia and Nyasaland
December 19 Street signs in Golden Gate Park approved by Park Commission
December 19 Transit 5A1, 1st operational navigational satellite, launched
December 20 D Sjostakovitz opera "Katerina Ismailova," premieres in Moscow
December 20 Osmond brothers debut on Andy Williams Show
December 21 Angolin leaves Comecon
December 21 U.S. and Cuba accord, releases bay of pigs captive
December 22 1,000,000th NBA point scored
December 22 Harris County voters approve all-weather stadium for Houston Colt .45s
December 22 Kinderman Place in the Bronx named
December 22 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
December 23 Cuba starts returning U.S. prisoners from Bay of Pigs invasion
December 23 Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers 20-17 in AFL championship game
December 24 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
December 25 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
December 27 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (quarterback)
December 28 U.N. troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
December 29 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 years 8 days
December 30 Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
December 31 American Basketball League announces suspension of operation
December 31 Dutch leave New Guinea
December 31 Katanga becomes part of Democratic Republic of Congo
December 31 "Match Game" debuts on NBC with host Gene Rayburn
December 31 Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cincinnati for 10 yrs












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