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1962Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles

1962Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer

1962JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba

1962Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

1962Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open

1962Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record

1962Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia

1962JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi

1962Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago

1962Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1962Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia

1962Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open

1962Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance"

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

1962Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba

1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY

1962Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

1962JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers

1962Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place

1962Andy Warhol's first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles

1962JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi

1962Willie Mays hits 4 HRs

1962Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals

1962Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament

1962Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy

196291st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

1962Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds

1962Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP

1962Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431

196276th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61)

1962Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts

1962Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts pesticide use in the US on the environment

1962Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

1962Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends

196244th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

196282nd US Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64)

1962Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US

1962Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open

1962Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational

1962Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open

1962Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game

1962American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

1962Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected

1962Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season

1962Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

1962Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open

1962Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré

1962JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko

1962Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle

1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis

1962Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

1962Cuban missile crisis: US President Kennedy receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement

1962Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

19622nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII

1962robert kennedy visits Netherlands

1962JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba

1962Fidel Castro visits Moscow

1962Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illeagally leaving S Africa

196234th Academy Awards - "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

1962Nelson Mandela captured by South African police

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open

1962Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall

1962JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis

1962Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"

1962Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1962Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"

1962Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)

1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks

196232nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62)

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

196226th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280

196250th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64)

1962Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament

1962"To Kill a Mockingbird", the film adaptation on the novel by Harper Lee, starring Gregory Peck, is released

1962Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro

196276th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64)

1962Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA

1962Betsy Rawls & Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

1962NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR

1962 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful 
Jan 1
Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium 
Jan 1
Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa 
Jan 1
United States Navy SEALs established. 
Jan 2
Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS 
Jan 3
Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome 
Jan 3
Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro 
Jan 4
1st automated (unmanned) subway train in New York City 
Jan 5
Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints" 
Jan 7
AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27 
Jan 7
Assassination attempt fails on Indonesian president Sukarno 
Jan 7
Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock 
Jan 8
Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth) 
Jan 8
Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th 
Jan 9
Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ 
Jan 9
NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks 
Jan 9
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jan 10
4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Peru 
Jan 10
Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500 
Jan 11
Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die 
Jan 13
"Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances 
Jan 13
Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago 
Jan 14
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30 
Jan 15
50th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64) 
Jan 15
Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea 
Jan 16
Shooting begins on "Dr No" 
Jan 16
Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas" 
Jan 17
A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m 
Jan 17
Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF 
Jan 18
Southern University closed due to demonstrations 
Jan 18
US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas 
Jan 18
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jan 20
"Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances 
Jan 21
JFK arrives in Uruguay 
Jan 21
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational 
Jan 21
Snow falls in San Francisco 
Jan 22
The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership. 
Jan 23
Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 23
British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR 
Jan 23
Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb 
Jan 24
28 refugees escape from East to West Germany 
Jan 24
Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles 
Jan 24
Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 24
Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
Jan 26
Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's 
Jan 26
Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard 
Jan 26
David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia 
Jan 26
US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km) 
Jan 26
"Twist" is impure & bans it from all Catholic schools 
Jan 27
"Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances 
Jan 28
Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia & survives 
Jan 30
UN General Assembly censures Portugal over Angola 
Jan 30
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jan 30
2 members of Flying Wallendas' high-wire act killed when their 7-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit 
Jan 31
Gen Charles P Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA 
Jan 31
Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout" 
Feb 1
"New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances 
Feb 1
NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule 
Feb 2
1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games) 
Feb 2
8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years 
Feb 2
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Feb 3
John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm 
Feb 3
President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs 
Feb 4
"Gay Life" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 113 performances 
Feb 4
Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game 
Feb 4
US female Figure Skating championship won by Barbara Roles 
Feb 4
US male Figure Skating championship won by Monty Hoyt 
Feb 5
French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence 
Feb 5
Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools, filed 
Feb 5
Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16 degrees 
Feb 6
Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named 
Feb 7
Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298 
Feb 7
President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports. 
Feb 7
Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational 
Feb 7
The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports. 
Feb 8
KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Feb 8
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 9
Jamaica signs agreement to become independent 
Feb 9
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 10
Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA 
Feb 10
USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel 
Feb 11
Beatles record "Please, Please Me" 
Feb 12
Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia 
Feb 14
1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV 
Feb 15
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 16
Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony, premieres 
Feb 16
US Open Tennis: Jimmy Bostwick defeats brother Pete to win 
Feb 17
Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin" 
Feb 17
Storm in Hamburg kills 265 
Feb 17
Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis 
Feb 18
France & Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war 
Feb 18
Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open 
Feb 19
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 20
John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7) 
Feb 21
Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen Neth 
Feb 22
Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts 
Feb 23
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 24
"New Faces of '62" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 28 performances 
Feb 24
"Sail Away" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 167 performances 
Feb 24
General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea 
Feb 24
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 25
India Congress Party wins elections 
Feb 25
Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon 
Feb 25
robert kennedy visits Netherlands 
Feb 26
Arthur Kopit's "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad . . .," premieres in NYC 
Feb 26
US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation 
Feb 26
Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY 
Feb 27
South-Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, 1st US killed 
Feb 28
WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN 
Mar 1
American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95 
Mar 1
K-Mart opens 
Mar 1
US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada 
Mar 2
JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing 
Mar 2
Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game 
Mar 2
In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup. 
Mar 3
British Antarctic Territory forms 
Mar 4
AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation 
Mar 5
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 6
St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals 
Mar 6
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 6
US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression 
Mar 7
Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio 
Mar 7
Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data) 
Mar 8
Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC) 
Mar 8
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 9
Egyptian Pres Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians 
Mar 9
US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight 
Mar 10
Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida 
Mar 12
Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia 
Mar 13
Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty 
Mar 14
Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France 
Mar 14
Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals 
Mar 15
Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances 
Mar 15
5 research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter 
Mar 15
Donald Jackson of Canada is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump 
Mar 15
KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Mar 15
Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season 
Mar 16
1st launching of Titan 2-rocket 
Mar 16
US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167 
Mar 18
Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees 
Mar 18
Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR 
Mar 19
"All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances 
Mar 19
Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal 
Mar 20
Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater 
Mar 21
A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds 
Mar 21
Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in Neth for birth control 
Mar 21
Dutch RC bishop Beckers declares himself in favor of birth control 
Mar 21
Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36 
Mar 22
"I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 perfs 
Mar 23
JFK visits SF 
Mar 23
Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket v WI age 21 years 77 days 
Mar 23
Wake Forest coach "Bones" McKinney becomes 2nd person to play & coach 
Mar 23
William DeWitt buys Cin Reds for $4,625,000 
Mar 24
24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59 
Mar 24
Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later 
Mar 24
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys 
Mar 25
"Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances 
Mar 25
French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested 
Mar 26
Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state leg 
Mar 27
Ann Jellicoe's "Knack" premieres in London 
Mar 27
Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school 
Mar 27
Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy 
Mar 28
Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India 
Mar 28
Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees 
Mar 29
Argentine Pres Frondizi flees from the army 
Mar 29
Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show" 
Apr 2
The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London. 
Apr 3
Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races) 
Apr 3
Lt General Marshall S Carter, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA 
Apr 5
Herb Gardner's "Thousand Clowns" premieres in NYC 
Apr 5
Mgr J Daems appointed bishop of Antwerp 
Apr 5
NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m 
Apr 5
St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands 
Apr 7
Umrigar slams 172* v WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes 
Apr 7
Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail 
Apr 8
Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France 
Apr 9
26th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280 
Apr 9
34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win 
Apr 9
JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium 
Apr 10
1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds 
Apr 10
1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2 
Apr 10
NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR 
Apr 11
New York Mets make a losing debut 
Apr 12
San Mateo County withdraws from BART district (SF Bay area) 
Apr 13
Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record 
Apr 13
US steel industry forced to give up price increases 
Apr 14
Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam 
Apr 14
Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré 
Apr 15
US national debt above $300,000,000,000 
Apr 16
Brazil nationalizes US businesses 
Apr 16
Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News 
Apr 18
16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3 
Apr 19
66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48 
Apr 19
NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m 
Apr 20
NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m 
Apr 20
New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North 
Apr 20
OAS-leader ex-general Salan arrested in Algiers 
Apr 21
Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington 
Apr 22
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open 
Apr 22
NY Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season 
Apr 22
Pirates tie then record of 10 straight wins to start season 
Apr 22
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2 
Apr 23
1st US satellite to reach the moon launched 
Apr 23
NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1 
Apr 23
Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral 
Apr 24
1st Lockheed A-12 is taxi tested 
Apr 24
MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA 
Apr 24
Sandy Koufax's 2nd 18-strikeout game 
Apr 25
Cleve sends Harry Chiti to Mets for a player to be named later, on 
Apr 25
Lion & Tiger Veldt at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is dedicated 
Apr 25
US Ranger spacecraft crash lands on Moon 
Apr 25
US resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island 
Apr 25
June 15 the Mets send Chiti back to Cleveland 
Apr 26
1st Lockheed A-12 flies 
Apr 26
Ariel 1 Launch (1st UK Satellite) 
Apr 26
Ranger 4 crash lands on (backside of) Moon 
Apr 26
Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no-hits White Sox 1-0 
Apr 26
US/UK launch Ariel; 1st international payload 
Apr 27
Arnold Wesker's "Chips with Everything" premieres in London 
Apr 27
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
Apr 29
16th Tony Awards: Man For All Seasons & How to Succeed win 
Apr 29
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
Apr 30
NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 75,190 m 
Apr 30
Willie Mays hits 4 HRs 
May 1
1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara 
May 1
Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter, in his 4th start 
May 1
France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria 
May 1
JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA) 
May 2
Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I 
May 2
OAS strikes in Algeria 
May 2
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
May 2
WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast 
May 3
Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train & a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan) 
May 4
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
May 5
88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4 
May 5
LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0 
May 5
West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 & 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 (Ethan Allen) 
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
US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean 
May 7
Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960) 
May 7
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
May 8
"Funny Thing Happened" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 965 perfs 
May 8
1st Atlas Centaur Launch 
May 8
London trolley buses go out of service 
May 9
Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone 
May 9
Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time 
May 9
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
May 11
Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy 
May 11
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
May 11
US sends troops to Thailand 
May 12
Grevelingen dam closes 
May 12
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
May 13
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
May 14
Ex-pres Milovan Djilas sentenced to 5 years 
May 14
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
May 15
US marines arrive in Laos 
May 17
Marin County withdraws from BART district 
May 19
"Bravo, Giovanni" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances 
May 19
"John Birch Society" by Chad Mitchell Trio hits #99 
May 19
88th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2 
May 19
Indonesian paratroopers land in New Guinea 
May 19
Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431 
May 19
US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric) 
May 20
Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open 
May 21
3 more Cleveland HR set AL record for most HR (26) over 8 games 
May 22
14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win 
May 22
Netherlands telephone network becomes completely automated 
May 22
Major Robert A Rushworth, USAF, takes X-15 to 30,600m 
May 22
Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game 
May 22
Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board. 
May 23
Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio
May 23
OAS leader general Raoul Salan sentenced to life 
May 23
Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7 
May 24
M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into Earth orbit 
May 25
Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout" 
May 25
US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric) 
May 25
US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week 
May 26
"All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 perfs 
May 27
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open 
May 28
Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY 
May 28
US stock market drops $20.8 B 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 29
4th Grammy Awards: Moon River, Peter Nero wins 
May 30
69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India) 
May 30
Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" premieres 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:33:50.291 (225.780 km/h) 
May 31
"Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV 
May 31
The West Indies Federation dissolves. 
Jun 1
Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) launched into Earth orbit 
Jun 1
Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade 
Jun 1
USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 40,420 m 
Jun 2
32nd French Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (36 26 63 97 62) 
Jun 3
Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130 
Jun 3
Betsy Rawls & Kathy wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
Jun 3
Lee Harvey Oswald arrives by train in Oldenzaal, Netherlands 
Jun 3
WBKO TV channel 13 in Bowling Green, KY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jun 4
Lee Harvey Oswald departs Rotterdam on SS Maasdam to US 
Jun 6
Beatles meet their producer George Martin for 1st time, they record "Besame Mucho" with Peter Best on drums 
Jun 7
NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 31,580 m 
Jun 8
Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8) 
Jun 9
"Bill of Hare" premieres in USA 
Jun 9
94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8 
Jun 9
Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC 
Jun 10
A record 54 home runs hit in baseball 
Jun 10
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½" 
Jun 10
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Austin Civitan Golf Tournament 
Jun 11
US President John Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale 
Jun 11
Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz Island prison, the only ones to do so 
Jun 12
Laos prince Souvanna Phouma forms coalition government 
Jun 12
USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 56,270 m 
Jun 13
"Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 13
Norway named ombudsman 
Jun 14
Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, murders Anna Slesers, his first victim. 
Jun 14
The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris - later becoming the European Space Agency. 
Jun 15
Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win 
Jun 15
South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes 
Jun 15
WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 15
Students for a Democratic Society complete the Port Huron Statement. 
Jun 16
2 US army officers killed in Saigon 
Jun 17
62nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC PA 
Jun 17
Brazil Beats Czechoslovakia in soccer's 7th World Cup at Santiago 
Jun 17
Lou Brock is 2nd to HR into Polo Grounds right-center field bleachers 
Jun 17
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open 
Jun 21
USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m 
Jun 22
1st test flight of Hoovercraft 
Jun 22
French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed 
Jun 23
"Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St James NYC after 205 perfs 
Jun 23
Suvanna Phuma forms government in Laos 
Jun 23
Larry Doby retires from Cleve Indians to play in Japan 
Jun 24
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA J E McAuliffe Golf Tournament 
Jun 24
Jack Reed's 22nd-inning HR wins longest NY Yankee game in history 
Jun 25
Inonu government forms in Turkey 
Jun 25
Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) forms 
Jun 25
Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional 
Jun 26
Blacks begin passive resistance in Cairo Ill 
Jun 26
Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0 
Jun 26
WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 27
NASA civilian pilot Joseph Walker takes X-15 to 6,606 kph, 37,700 m 
Jun 27
Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems 
Jun 27
In South Africa, the General Law Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) No 76 commences, increasing the state president's power to declare organisations unlawful and to add further restrictions to banning orders 
Jun 28
Thalidomide drug banned in Netherlands 
Jun 29
1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner 
Jun 29
Frank Howard hits the 5,000th Dodger home run 
Jun 30
17th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Murle Lindstrom 
Jun 30
French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria 
Jun 30
LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0 
Jun 30
Premier Ben Khedda disbands Algerian Liberation Army fighters 
Jun 30
Rwanda & Burundi become independent 
Jul 1
Algeria votes for independence from France 
Jul 1
Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days) 
Jul 2
Cubans minister of Foreign affairs RaulCastro arrives in Moscow 
Jul 2
Fidel Castro visits Moscow 
Jul 3
Algerian Revolution against French rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July) 
Jul 4
Island Records begins 
Jul 4
KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast 
Jul 5
96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria 
Jul 5
Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule 
Jul 5
Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers 
Jul 6
76th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Martin Mulligan (62 62 61) 
Jul 6
Emir Said al-Djazairi takes van Algerian throne in Syria 
Jul 6
Mantle hits his 3rd & 4th consecutive homer 
Jul 6
Nuclear test shot Sedan; part of Operation Plowshare. 
Jul 7
69th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Karen Susman beats Vera Sukova (6-4 6-4) 
Jul 7
Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races 
Jul 7
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 8
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Kelly Girls Golf Open 
Jul 9
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
Jul 9
Andy Warhol's first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles 
Jul 10
32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington 
Jul 10
All star MVP: Maury Wills (LA Dodgers) 
Jul 10
Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia 
Jul 10
Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched 
Jul 10
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
Jul 11
1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I) 
Jul 11
Brothers Hank & Tommie Aaron homer in same inning 
Jul 11
Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days 
Jul 11
Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba) 
Jul 11
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
Jul 11
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 12
1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR) 
Jul 12
Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London) 
Jul 13
500 Indonesian parachutist land on New-Guinea 
Jul 13
91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon 
Jul 13
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 14
Borehole for Mont Blanc tunnel finished 
Jul 14
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 15
Algeria becomes member of Arab League 
Jul 15
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open 
Jul 15
Netherlands & Indonesia reach agreement over New Guinea 
Jul 16
NASA civilian Test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m 
Jul 17
East Berliner Peter Fechter flees over Berlin Wall 
Jul 17
Robert White in X-15 sets altitude record of 108 km (354,300 ft) 
Jul 17
Senate rejects medicare for aged 
Jul 17
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
Jul 18
Minnesota Twins Bob Allison & Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning 
Jul 18
Minn is 1st AL team to hit 2 grand slams in an inning as Bob Allison 
Jul 19
Hungarian communist party expels Rákosi & Gero 
Jul 20
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 13th Symphony 
Jul 20
France & Tunisia recover diplomatic relations 
Jul 21
160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga 
Jul 21
Battles on Chinese & Indies boundary 
Jul 22
1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off 
Jul 22
44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA 
Jul 22
Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles) 
Jul 22
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Tournament 
Jul 23
The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed. 
Jul 26
Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba 
Jul 26
Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher 
Jul 27
Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission 
Jul 27
Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany Georgia 
Jul 27
USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Jul 28
19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa 
Jul 28
Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean 
Jul 30
33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago 
Jul 30
All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels) 
Jul 31
Federation of Malaysia forms 
Jul 31
Statham is Test cricket's leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall 
Aug 1
Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0 
Aug 1
Failed assassination on president Nkrumah of Ghana 
Aug 2
NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m 
Aug 3
29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000) 
Aug 3
NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games 
Aug 4
Nelson Mandela captured by South African police 
Aug 5
1st quasar located by radio 
Aug 5
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open 
Aug 5
Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illeagally leaving S Africa 
Aug 5
UN command forbids flights to Katangese airports 
Aug 6
Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule 
Aug 7
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Aug 10
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Aug 11
Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3 
Aug 11
Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari" 
Aug 11
Bolotnikov runs world record 10km (28:18.2) 
Aug 11
Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down 
Aug 12
1st time 2 people in space 
Aug 12
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament 
Aug 12
Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15 
Aug 13
Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously 
Aug 14
French & Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel 
Aug 14
NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m 
Aug 14
US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million 
Aug 15
Netherlands & Indonesia signs accord about New Guinea 
Aug 15
Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia 
Aug 16
Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer 
Aug 17
E German border guards shot & kill Peter Fechter, 18, attempting to cross Berlin Wall into western sector 
Aug 18
Peter, Paul & Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer" 
Aug 19
Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55 
Aug 19
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament 
Aug 20
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Aug 21
Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ 
Aug 22
Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle 
Aug 22
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Aug 22
Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga 
Aug 23
1st Europe-US live TV program (via Telstar) 
Aug 24
Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds 
Aug 24
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Aug 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Aug 26
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open 
Aug 26
Minnesota Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0 
Aug 27
Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus 
Aug 27
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Aug 28
55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record) 
Aug 28
Dr Geza De Kaplany tortures his wife with acid to punish her for supposed infidelity 
Aug 28
Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)" 
Aug 29
Some provisions of Kuwaiti constitution are suspended 
Aug 29
US U-2 flight sees SAM launch pads in Cuba 
Aug 30
Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war. 
Aug 31
Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day) 
Sep 1
12,000 die in an earthquake in western Iran 
Sep 1
KATC TV channel 3 in Lafayette, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 1
UN announces Earth's population has hit 3 billion 
Sep 1
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 1
Channel Television launches to 54,000 households in the Channel Islands. 
Sep 2
Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place 
Sep 2
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 3
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open 
Sep 4
Beatles record "How Do You Do It" at EMI 
Sep 4
French president De Gaulle visits German FR 
Sep 5
Atletico Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup II 
Sep 5
Cubs Ken Hubbs sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th 
Sep 6
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 8
Chinese troops exceed Mac-Mahon-line (Tibet-India boundary) 
Sep 8
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 8
Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 'Evening Star' 
Sep 9
76th US Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith Court beats Darlene Hard (97 64) 
Sep 9
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Eugene Golf Open 
Sep 9
Soviet economist Liberman plead for autonomous businesses 
Sep 9
WNYS (now WIXT) TV channel 9 in Syracuse, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 10
82nd US Mens Tennis: Rodney G Laver beats Roy Emerson (62 64 57 64) 
Sep 10
KLRN TV channel 9 in San Antonio, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 10
WDCN TV channel 8 in Nashville, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 11
Beatles cut "Love Me Do" & "PS I Love You" with Andy White on drums 
Sep 11
Drummer Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best of the Beatles 
Sep 11
KVCR TV channel 24 in San Bernardino, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 12
Wash Senator Tom Cheney strikes out record 21 Orioles in 16 inn game 
Sep 14
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 15
"Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 perfs 
Sep 15
Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins) 
Sep 15
KC A's Bill Fischer sets record of 69 1/3 innings without a walk 
Sep 15
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 15
WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 16
Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8) 
Sep 16
Gerda Kroon runs European record 800 m in 2:02.8 
Sep 16
Public TV channel 13 begins in NYC 
Sep 16
Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open 
Sep 16
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 17
Justice Dept files 1st suit to end segregation in public schools 
Sep 17
US space officials announce selection of 9 new astronauts 
Sep 18
Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games 
Sep 18
Charlie Finley is denied permission to move As to Dallas-Fort Worth 
Sep 18
Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN 
Sep 18
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 19
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 20
Ben Bella wins 1st elections in independent Algeria 
Sep 20
Gov R Barnett refuses to admit a black to Miss Univ (James Meredith) 
Sep 22
Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall 
Sep 23
ABC's 1st color TV series - The Jetsons 
Sep 23
LA Dodger Maury Wills steals record setting #97 on his way to 104 
Sep 23
Martin Walser's "Esche und Angora" premieres in Berlin 
Sep 23
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Visalia Golf Open 
Sep 23
NY's Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opens as 1st unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts 
Sep 24
KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 24
US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Miss 
Sep 25
Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia 
Sep 25
Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title 
Sep 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Sep 25
Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup 
Sep 25
Yankees clinch AL pennant 
Sep 26
LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes 1st to steal 100 bases (en route to 104) 
Sep 26
TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS 
Sep 26
Yemen Arab Republic proclaimed (National Day) 
Sep 27
Military uprising under Col Abdullah as-Sallal North Yemen 
Sep 27
US sells Israel, Hawk anti-aircraft missiles 
Sep 27
Rachel Carson publishes 'Silent Spring' about the deleterious impacts pesticide use in the US on the environment 
Sep 28
"Brighter Day" last airs on CBS-TV daytime 
Sep 28
"I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" debuts on ABC-TV 
Sep 28
"Jan Murray Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
Sep 28
"Tonight Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
Sep 28
"Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV 
Sep 28
Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched 
Sep 28
Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia. 
Sep 29
"Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7 
Sep 29
"Green Onions" by Booker T & MG's peaks at #3 
Sep 29
"My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 perfs 
Sep 29
"Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuts on ABC-TV 
Sep 29
"You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48 
Sep 29
Algerian government of Ben Bella forms 
Sep 29
Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader 
Sep 29
JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi 
Sep 29
Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket) 
Sep 29
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 30
A's Bill Fischer ends 84 1/3 consec innings pitched without a walk 
Sep 30
JFK routes 3,000 federal troops to Mississippi 
Sep 30
James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi 
Sep 30
KCRL TV channel 4 in Reno, NV (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 30
KMEX TV channel 34 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Sep 30
Mickey Wright wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open 
Sep 30
NY Mets lose record 120th game as Cubs turn triple play & beat NY 5-1 
Sep 30
Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers. 
Oct 1
Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia) 
Oct 1
Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage Beatles through 1977 
Oct 1
James Meredith became 1st black at U of Mississippi 
Oct 1
Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests 
Oct 1
The Lucy Show premieres 
Oct 1
SF beats Dodgers, 8-0 in 1st of best-of-3 NL playoff 
Oct 1
UN gives Netherlands control of New Guinea 
Oct 1
US National Radio Astronomy Obs gets a 300' (91m) radio telescope 
Oct 1
WEDH TV channel 24 in Hartford, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 2
SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game 
Oct 2
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
Oct 3
"Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 perfs 
Oct 3
Dodgers set major league-record season attendance of 2,755,184 
Oct 3
Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit 
Oct 4
USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m 
Oct 4
Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends 
Oct 5
Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do" 
Oct 6
16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto 
Oct 6
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
Oct 7
8th LPGA Championship won by Judy Kimball 
Oct 7
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Oct 8
Algeria admitted as 109th member of UN 
Oct 8
North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers' Party 
Oct 8
Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article "Bedingt abwehrbereit" ("Conditionally prepared for defense") about a NATO manoeuver called "Fallex 62", which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany's army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason. 
Oct 9
Battles to decide Algeria-Morocco boundary kills 130 
Oct 9
NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m 
Oct 9
Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom 
Oct 10
Indies assault up Chinese positions in North-India attack 
Oct 11
1st appearance of a Gabor sister on Merv Griffin Show 
Oct 11
2nd Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII 
Oct 12
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Oct 12
US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications & meteorology 
Oct 12
Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages 
Oct 13
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen 
Oct 14
Houston Oiler George Blanda throws for 6 TD passes vs NY Titans 56-17 
Oct 14
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Thunderbird Tourney Golf Tournament 
Oct 14
US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba 
Oct 14
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 15
Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court 
Oct 15
WLOX TV channel 13 in Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 16
Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice 
Oct 16
Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba 
Oct 16
KTXT TV channel 5 in Lubbock, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 16
Yanks (20th championship) beat SF Giants 4 games to 3 in World Series 
Oct 16
NY Yankees appear in 12 & win 9 of last 14 World Series 
Oct 17
Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship 
Oct 18
JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko 
Oct 18
Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Let's Dance" 
Oct 18
US launches Ranger 5 for lunar impact; misses Moon 
Oct 18
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
Oct 18
Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA 
Oct 19
Stalin monument removed in Prague 
Oct 19
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Oct 20
Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances 
Oct 20
Chinese army lands in India 
Oct 20
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
Oct 21
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open 
Oct 22
JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba 
Oct 22
JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis 
Oct 22
JFK receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote 
Oct 22
Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center 
Oct 22
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 23
Adlai Stevenson speaks at UN about Cuba crisis 
Oct 23
USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m 
Oct 23
WCIV TV channel 4 in Charleston, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 24
Cuban missile crisis: US blockade of Cuba begins 
Oct 25
110th member of UN admitted (Uganda) 
Oct 25
1st Belgian nuclear reactor begins operation 
Oct 25
American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature 
Oct 25
US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson demands USSR UN rep Zorin answer regarding Cuban missile bases saying "I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over" 
Oct 26
The Beatles record "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why" 
Oct 26
JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba 
Oct 26
Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected 
Oct 26
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
Oct 27
"Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 perfs 
Oct 27
Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba 
Oct 27
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
Oct 27
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Oct 27
The plane of Enrico Mattei, Italian industry's most relevant figure, crashes in mysterious circumstances. 
Oct 28
NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34) 
Oct 28
Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated 
Oct 28
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 28
Cuban missile crisis: US President Kennedy receives letter from Soviet Leaderr Khrushchev suggesting agreement 
Oct 30
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
Nov 1
Greece enters European Common Market 
Nov 1
KYVE TV channel 47 in Yakima, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 1
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
Nov 1
USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars 
Nov 1
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Nov 1
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Nov 1
WNYC TV channel 31 in New York, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 1
WZZM TV channel 13 in Grand Rapids, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 3
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Nov 3
Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers 
Nov 4
Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament 
Nov 4
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
Nov 6
BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote 
Nov 6
Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-Mass) 
Nov 6
Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts 
Nov 6
Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery 
Nov 6
UN General Assembly adopts resolution condemning South Africa 
Nov 7
Richard Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California 
Nov 7
Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie 
Nov 8
Canada government orders changing nickel back to round shape 
Nov 9
Catharina Lodders of the Netherlands elected Miss World 
Nov 9
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Nov 10
"Nowhere to Go, But Up" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 9 perfs 
Nov 11
Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait. 
Nov 15
Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award 
Nov 16
Kuwait adopts constitution (1st, Islamitic) 
Nov 16
Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks 
Nov 17
"Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 perfs 
Nov 17
President Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC 
Nov 17
Simon/Coleman/Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 257 performances 
Nov 17
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR