major events in 1962
A French soldier walks past the body of settler killed on Rue D’ Isley in Algiers, on March 26, 1962. Another European lies in the background amid debris of the battle that ensued when European settlers, carrying the French tricolor flag, marched on the center of town in response to a call by the terrorist secret army organization. The French armed forces forcibly dispersed the riot. Some sources estimate the result at 31 dead and 130 wounded. #
A high wall of concrete blocks, topped with barbed wire, divides Sebastian Strasse in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, Germany, on February 15, 1962. To the left is the American sector and beyond the wall to the right is the Russian sector. #
Jan 26 Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” to be impure and bans it from all Catholic schools
- Jan 1 Beatles’ Decca audition is unsuccessful
- Jan 1 Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
When a Japanese destroyer split his PT-109 boat in half, Kennedy felt it was his duty to get his men to safety.
What happened in 1962 Major News Stories include Telstar first live trans-Atlantic television signal, First Beatles single “Love Me Do” released, Oral Polio Vaccine used to combat Polio, Marilyn Monroe is found dead, Cuban Missile Crisis takes world to brink of war, John H. Glenn, Jr., becomes first American to orbit the earth, First Wal-Mart discount store is opened, Columbus Day Storm,
1962 the cars continued to evolve as more compacts appeared and sold well in the US. The Cold War continued to worsen when the Russians placed Ballistic Missiles on Cuban land just 90 miles away from the coast of Florida in and JFK called the bluff by threatening war unless they were removed which they were but for a short time the world was on the brink of nuclear war and self destruction. The president then set a goal of landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade and became more involved in politics in Southeast Asia by training South Vietnamese pilots. Folk music was evolving into protest music thanks to young artists like Bob Dylan and the birth of Surfing music by the beach boys grew in popularity meanwhile in England the Beatles record the single “Love Me Do”. The new hit on TV for that year was “The Beverly Hillbillies” and the first of the James Bond movies “Dr No” was an instant success, some of the other movies released included “Spartacus” and “El Cid”.
1962 Jan 10, Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroyed 7 villages and killed 3,500.
1962 Jun, In 2012 Mimi Alford (69), a grandmother and retired church administrator said she began a relationship with Pres. John F. Kennedy while she was a 19-year-old intern in the White House press office. According to a New York Post, which obtained a copy of the memoir, the affair began in the summer of 1962, on the fourth day of Alford’s internship, when they had an encounter in the White House swimming pool. That night, Alford says, she lost her virginity to the president in First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s bedroom. The affair was first revealed in 2003, when Kennedy biographer Robert Dallek wrote in “An Unfinished Life” about an unnamed intern who allegedly had a relationship with the late president. AlfordпїЅs “Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath” was released on Feb 8, 2012.
1962 Jun, In Iran a police attack on the Faizieh Theological School in Qom started Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s rebellion against the Shah.
(WSJ, 8/11/99, p.A1)