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Major Events of 1962

1962 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXII) was the 62nd year of the 20th century. 1962 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Monday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1962.
News Events of 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis - world stands on brink nuclear war.

Algeria independent from France.

Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago independent from UK.

Chinese-Indian war.

Adolf Eichmann (captured by Mossad agents in 1960) is sentenced to death and hanged in Israel for his part in the Holocaust.

Telstar, the world's first active communications satellite, is launched.


Nelson Mandela jailed in South Africa.

Johnny Carson debuts as host of The Tonight Show.

Johnny Carson

Space Needle opened in Seattle.

Space Needle

First Walmart (then known as "Wal-Mart") store opens for business.

Andy Warhol exhibits his "32 Campbell's Soup Cans" art work.

Andy Warhol

Superhero Spider-Man debuts in Amazing Fantasy #15.

The Beatles release their first single, "Love Me Do",

The Derveni Papyrus, Europe's oldest surviving manuscript, which dates to 340 BC, is found in Greece.

Sports in 1962

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