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Events

January

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February

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  • February 3 – The United States embargo against Cuba is announced.
  • February 4The Sunday Times in the United Kingdom became the first paper to print a colour supplement.
  • February 4February 5 – During a new moon and solar eclipse, an extremely rare grand conjunction of the classical planets occurs (it includes all five of the naked-eye planets plus the Sun and Moon), all of them within 16° of one another on the ecliptic.
  • February 5French President Charles de Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.
  • February 6 – Negotiations between U.S. Steel and the United States Department of Commerce begin.
  • February 7
    • The United States embargo against Cuba comes into effect, prohibiting all U.S.-related Cuban imports and exports.
    • Luisenthal Mine Disaster: A coal mine explosion in Saarland, West Germany kills 299.
  • February 9 – The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation opens.
  • February 10 – Captured American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in Berlin.
  • February 11 – The inaugural 24 Hours of Daytona sports car endurance race is run as a 3-hour event at Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • February 12 – Six members of the Committee of 100 of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the U.K. are found guilty of a breach of the Official Secrets Act.
  • February 14First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.
  • February 15Urho Kekkonen is re-elected president of Finland.
  • February 16 – Heavy storms flood Germany's North Sea coast, mainly around Hamburg; more than 300 people die and thousands lose their homes.
  • February 20Project Mercury: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes.
  • February 21Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev first dance together in a Royal Ballet performance of Giselle in London.
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February 23: Friendship 7 inspected by President Kennedy and Astronaut John Glenn

March

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  • March 1
    • American Airlines Flight 1 (a Boeing 707) crashes on takeoff at New York International Airport, after a rudder malfunction causes an uncontrolled roll, resulting in the loss of control of the aircraft, with the loss of all 95 on board.
    • The S. S. Kresge Company opens its first Kmart discount store in Garden City, Michigan.
  • March 2
    • A military coup in Burma brings General Ne Win to power.
    • Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game: Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single National Basketball Association basketball game.
  • March 7Ash Wednesday Storm: A snow storm batters the Mid-Atlantic.
  • March 812 – In Geneva, France and the Algerian FLN begin negotiations.
  • March 15Katangan Prime Minister Moise Tshombe begins negotiations to rejoin the Congo.
  • March 16Flying Tiger Line Flight 739, a Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation chartered by the United States Military Air Transport Service and carrying mainly United States Army personnel bound for South Vietnam, vanishes over the western Pacific Ocean with the loss of all 107 on board. No wreckage or bodies are ever found.
  • March 18
    • Évian Accords: France and Algeria sign an agreement in Évian-les-Bains ending the Algerian War.
    • Un premier amour, sung by Isabelle Aubret (music by Claude-Henri Vic, lyrics by Roland Stephane Valade), wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1962 for France.
  • March 19
    • An armistice begins in Algeria; however, the OAS continues its terrorist attacks against Algerians.
    • Bob Dylan's debut album is released in the United States.
  • March 21Taco Bell fast food restaurant chain is founded by Glen Bell in Downey, California.
  • March 23 – The Scandinavian States of the Nordic Council sign the Helsinki Convention on Nordic Co-operation.
  • March 24OAS leader Edmond Jouhaud is arrested in Oran.
  • March 26
    • France shortens the term for military service from 26 months to 18.
    • Baker v. Carr: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that federal courts can order state legislatures to reapportion seats.

April

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  • April 3Jawaharlal Nehru is elected de facto Prime Minister of India.
  • April 4James Hanratty is hanged in Bedford Gaol (England) for the A6 murder; many believe he was innocent.
  • April 6
    • Belgium reestablishes diplomatic relations with the Congo.
    • New York Philharmonic concert of April 6, 1962: Leonard Bernstein causes controversy with his remarks before a concert featuring Glenn Gould with the New York Philharmonic, when he (Bernstein) announces that although he disagrees with Gould's style of playing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1, he finds Gould's ideas fascinating and will conduct the piece anyway. Bernstein's action receives a withering review from The New York Times music critic Harold C. Schonberg.
  • April 7Milovan Đilas, author and former vice-president of Yugoslavia is re-arrested.
  • April 8 – In France, the Évian Accords are adopted in a referendum with a majority of 90%.
  • April 9 – The 34th Academy Awards ceremony is held; West Side Story wins Best Picture.
  • April 10 – In Los Angeles, the first MLB baseball game is played at Dodger Stadium.
  • April 13OAS leader Edmond Jouhaud is sentenced to death in France.
  • April 14 – A Cuban military tribunal convicts 1,179 Bay of Pigs attackers.
  • April 18 – The Commonwealth Immigration Bill in the United Kingdom removes free immigration from the citizens of member states of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • April 20 – OAS leader Raoul Salan is arrested in Algiers.
  • April 21 – The Century 21 Exposition World's Fair opens in Seattle.
  • April 26 – The Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.

May

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  • May – Larry Allen Abshier defects to North Korea becoming the first of six (possibly seven) American defectors to the country.
  • May 1
    • Norwich City F.C. wins the English Football League Cup, beating Rochdale in the final.
    • Dayton Hudson Corporation opens the first of its Target discount stores in Roseville, Minnesota.
  • May 2
    • An OAS bomb explodes in Algeria – this and other attacks kill 110 and injure 147.
    • S.L. Benfica beats FC Barcelona 5-3 at the Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam) to win the 1961–62 European Cup in association football.
  • May 3Mikawashima train crash: 160 die in a triple-train disaster near Tokyo.
  • May 5 – Twelve East Germans escape via a tunnel under the Berlin Wall.
  • May 6Antonio Segni is elected President of the Italian Republic.
  • May 14
    • Juan Carlos of Spain marries the Greek Princess Sophia in Athens.
    • Milovan Đilas is given a further sentence in Yugoslavia for publishing Conversations with Stalin.
  • May 22Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes near Unionville, Missouri, after the in-flight detonation of a bomb near the rear lavatory. All 45 passengers and crew aboard are killed.
  • May 23
    • Drilling for the new Montreal subway commences.
    • Raoul Salan, founder of the French terrorist Organisation armée secrète, is sentenced to life imprisonment in France.
  • May 24Project Mercury: Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth 3 times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
  • May 25 – The new Coventry Cathedral is consecrated in England.
  • May 26Acker Bilk's "Stranger on the Shore" becomes the first British recording to reach number one in the US Billboard Hot 100.
  • May 27 – The Centralia mine fire is ignited in Pennsylvania.
  • May 29 – Negotiations between the OAS and the FLA lead to a real armistice in Algeria.
  • May 30 – The beginning of the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile.
  • May 31 – Nazi Adolf Eichmann is hanged at a prison in Ramla, Israel. His body is cremated and his ashes scattered over the Mediterranean.

June

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  • June 3Air France Flight 007 (a Boeing 707) crashes on take-off at Orly Airport in Paris; 130 of 132 people on board are killed, 2 flight attendants survive. Most victims are cultural and civic leaders of Atlanta.
  • June 6 – President John F. Kennedy gives the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
  • June 11
    • President John F. Kennedy gives the commencement address at Yale University.
    • Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escape from the Alcatraz Island prison; the men are never heard from again.
  • June 15Students for a Democratic Society in the United States complete the Port Huron Statement.
  • June 17
    • The OAS signs a truce with the FLN in Algeria, but a day later announces that it will continue the fight on behalf of French Algerians.
    • Brazil beats Czechoslovakia 3–1 to win the 1962 FIFA World Cup.
  • June 22Air France Flight 117 (a Boeing 707 jet) crashes into terrain during bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing all 113 on board, the airline's second fatal accident in just 3 weeks, and the third fatal 707 crash of the year.
  • June 25
    • Engel v. Vitale: The United States Supreme Court rules that mandatory prayers in public schools are unconstitutional.
    • MANual Enterprises v. Day: The United States Supreme Court rules that photographs of nude men are not obscene, decriminalizing nude male pornographic magazines.
    • İsmet İnönü of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (27th government, coalition partners; YTP and CKMP)
  • June 26 – A 2-day steel strike begins in Italy in support of increased wages and a five-day working week.
  • June 28 – The United Lutheran Church in America, Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, American Evangelical Lutheran Church and Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church merge to form the Lutheran Church in America.
  • June 30 – The last soldiers of the French Foreign Legion leave Algeria.
  • June – Rachel Carson's Silent Spring begins serialization in The New Yorker; it is released as a book on September 27 in the U.S., giving rise to the modern environmentalist movement.

July

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  • July 1
    • Rwanda and Burundi gain independence.
    • Algerian independence referendum, 1962: Supporters of Algerian independence win 99% majority in a referendum.
    • A heavy smog develops over London.
    • Helsinki Convention on Nordic Co-operation of March 23 comes into force in the Nordic countries.
  • July 2
    • Charles de Gaulle accepts Algerian independence; France recognizes it the next day.
    • The first Walmart store, at this time known as Wal-Mart (which remains the corporate name), opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • July 5Algeria becomes independent from France.
  • July 6Gay Byrne presents the first edition of The Late Late Show on RTÉ in the Republic of Ireland. Byrne goes on to present the show for 37 years, the longest period through which any individual hosts a televised talk show anywhere in the world, and the show itself becomes the world's second longest-running talk show.
  • July 9 – American artist Andy Warhol premieres his Campbell's Soup Cans exhibit in Los Angeles.
  • July 10AT&T's Telstar, the world's first commercial communications satellite, is launched into orbit and activated the next day.
  • July 12 – The Rolling Stones make their debut at London's Marquee Club, Number 165 Oxford Street, opening for Long John Baldry.
  • July 13 – In what the press dubs "the Night of the Long Knives", United Kingdom Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses one-third of his Cabinet.
  • July 14Norma Nolan of Argentina will crown Miss Universe 1962.
  • July 17Nuclear testing: The "Small Boy" test shot Little Feller I became the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada Test Site.
  • July 19 – The first annual Swiss & Wielder Hoop and Stick Tournament is held.
  • July 20 – France and Tunisia reestablish diplomatic relations.
  • July 22Mariner program: The Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
  • July 23Telstar relayed the first live trans-Atlantic television signal.
  • July 25
    • The first armed helicopter company of the United States Army is formed at Okinawa, Japan.[3]
    • The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos is signed in Geneva.
  • July 31
    • Algeria proclaims independence; Ahmed Ben Bella is the first President.
    • A crowd assaults the rally of Sir Oswald Mosley's right-wing Union Movement in London.

August

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  • August 5
    • Death of Marilyn Monroe: Marilyn Monroe is found dead from an overdose of sleeping pills and chloral hydrate at her home in Brentwood, Los Angeles; officially ruled a "probable suicide" (the exact cause has been disputed).
    • Nelson Mandela is arrested by the South African government near Howick and charged with incitement to rebellion
  • August 6Jamaica becomes independent.
  • August 15 – The New York Agreement is signed, trading the West New Guinea colony to Indonesia.
  • August 16
    • Beatles drummer Pete Best is dismissed and replaced by Ringo Starr.
    • Algeria joins the Arab League.
  • August 17East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin
  • August 22 – A failed assassination attempt is made against French President Charles de Gaulle.
  • August 23John Lennon marries Cynthia Powell in an unpublicised register office ceremony at Mount Pleasant, Liverpool.
  • August 24 – A group of armed Cuban exile terrorists fire at a hotel in Havana from a speedboat.
  • August 27NASA launches the Mariner 2 space probe.
  • August 31Trinidad and Tobago becomes independent.

September

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  • September 1
    • A referendum in Singapore supports the Malayan Federation.
    • Typhoon Wanda strikes Hong Kong, killing at least 130 and injuring more than 600.
  • September 2 – The Soviet Union agrees to send arms to Cuba.
  • September 8 – Newly independent Algeria, by referendum, adopts a constitution.
  • September 12 – President John F. Kennedy, at a speech at Rice University, reaffirms that the U.S. will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
  • September 19Atlantic College opens its doors for the first time in Wales, marking the birth of the pioneering United World College educational movement.[4]
  • September 21 – A border conflict between China and India erupts into fighting.
  • September 22 – 21-year-old Bob Dylan premieres one of his most preeminent songs, "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall", in the U.S.
  • September 23 – The animated sitcom The Jetsons premieres on ABC in the U.S.
  • September 25Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson two minutes into the first round of his fight for the boxing world title in Chicago.
  • September 26North Yemen Civil War erupts.
  • September 27 – A flash flood in Barcelona, Spain, kills more than 440 people.
  • September 29 – The Canadian Alouette 1, the first satellite built outside the United States and the Soviet Union, is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
  • September 30CBS broadcasts the final episodes of Suspense and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, marking the end of the Golden Age of Radio in the United States.

October

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October 14: Pictures of Soviet missile silos in Cuba, taken by US spy planes

  • October 1
    • The first black student, James Meredith, registers at the University of Mississippi, escorted by Federal Marshals.
    • Johnny Carson takes over as permanent host of NBC's The Tonight Show in the U.S., a post he will hold for 30 years.
    • Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance returned to TV with The Lucy Show, two years after the end of I Love Lucy. (Vance was the first person to portray a divorcée on a weekly series.)
  • October 3Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 8Walter Schirra orbits the Earth six times in the Sigma 7 space capsule.
  • October 5
    • The French National Assembly censures the proposed referendum to sanction presidential elections by popular mandate; Prime Minister Georges Pompidou resigns, but President de Gaulle asks him to stay in office.
    • The Beatles' first single in their own right, "Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You", is released in the U.K. on EMI's Parlophone label.[5] This version was recorded on September 4 at Abbey Road Studios in London with Ringo Starr as drummer.
    • Dr. No, the first James Bond film, premieres at the London Pavilion, featuring Sean Connery as the hero.
  • October 8
    • The German magazine Der Spiegel publishes an article about the Bundeswehr's poor preparedness; the Spiegel scandal erupts.
    • Algeria is accepted into the United Nations.
  • October 9 – Uganda becomes independent within the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • October 10 – The beginning of Sino-Indian War, a border dispute involving two of the world's largest nations (India and the People's Republic of China).
  • October 11Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
  • October 12
    • The infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with wind gusts up to 170 mph (270 km/h); 46 are killed, 11 billion board feet (26 million m³) of timber is blown down, with $230 million U.S. in damages.
    • Jazz bassist/composer Charles Mingus invites the public to a live recording session at The Town Hall (New York City), but the public is expecting a formal concert. Along with technical problems the event is the worst moment of his career.
  • October 13Broadway debut of Edward Albee's drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
  • October 14 – The beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis: A U-2 flight over Cuba in the Caribbean photographs Soviet nuclear weapons being installed. A stand-off then ensues for another 12 days after President Kennedy is told of the pictures, between the United States and the Soviet Union, threatening the world with nuclear war.
  • October 19 – Establishment of Thái Nguyên City, under Thái Nguyên, in Vietnam.
  • October 22Cuban Missile Crisis: In a televised address, U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces to the nation the existence of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
  • October 24 – Cuban Missile Crisis: First confrontation between the U.S. Navy and a Soviet cargo vessel. The vessel changes course.
  • October 26Spiegel scandal: German police occupy Der Spiegel offices in Hamburg.
  • October 28
    • The end of the Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he has ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. In a secret deal between Kennedy and Khrushchev, Kennedy agrees to the withdrawal of U.S. missiles from Turkey. The fact that this deal was not made public makes it look as though the Soviets have backed down.Template:Dubious
    • A referendum in France favors the election of the president by universal suffrage.
  • October 31 – The United Nations General Assembly asks the United Kingdom to suspend enforcement of the new constitution in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), but it comes into effect on November 1.

November

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  • November – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's novella One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Template:Lang-ru, Odin den' Ivana Denisovicha), the author's semi-autobiographical account of life in the gulag, is published in Novy Mir in an unprecedented acknowledgement of the Soviet Union's Stalinist past.
  • November 1
    • The Soviets begin dismantling their missiles in Cuba.
    • First appearance of comic book antihero Diabolik in Italy.
  • November 3 – Earliest recorded use of the term "personal computer" in the report of a speech by computing pioneer John Mauchly in The New York Times.[6]
  • November 5
    • Franz Josef Strauß, the West German defense minister, is relieved of his duties over the Spiegel scandal, due to his alleged involvement in police action against the magazine.
    • Saudi Arabia breaks off diplomatic relations with Egypt, following a period of unrest partly caused by the defection of several Saudi princes to Egypt.
    • A coal mining disaster in Ny-Ålesund killed 21 people. The Norwegian government is forced to resign in the aftermath of this accident in August 1963.
  • November 6Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.
  • November 7Richard M. Nixon loses the California governor's race. In his concession speech, he states that this is "Richard Nixon's last press conference" and "you won't have Nixon to kick around any more".
  • November 17Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., dedicated by President John F. Kennedy.
  • November 20Cuban missile crisis: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, President John F. Kennedy ends the blockade of the island.
  • November 21 – The Sino-Indian War ends with a Chinese ceasefire.
  • November 23United Airlines Flight 297 crashes in Columbia, Maryland, killing all 17 on board.
  • November 24 – The first episode of the groundbreaking satirical comedy program That Was the Week That Was, hosted by David Frost is broadcast on BBC Television in the U.K.
  • November 26
    • Spiegel scandal: German police end their occupation of Der Spiegel's offices.
    • Mies Bouwman starts presenting the first live TV-marathon fundraising show (Open Het Dorp in the Netherlands), which lasts 23 hours non-stop.
  • November 27 – French President Charles De Gaulle orders Georges Pompidou to form a government.
  • November 29 – An agreement is signed between Britain and France to develop the Concorde supersonic airliner.
  • November 30 – The United Nations General Assembly elects U Thant of Burma as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations.

December

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  • December 2Vietnam War: After a trip to Vietnam at the request of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield becomes the first American official to make a non-optimistic public comment on the war's progress.
  • December 7Rainier III, Prince of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his formerly autocratic power to several advisory and legislative councils.
  • December 8
    • The first period of the Second Vatican Council closes.
    • The North Kalimantan National Army revolts in Brunei, in the first stirrings of the Indonesian Confrontation.
    • The 1962–63 New York City newspaper strike begins, affecting all of the city's major newspapers; It will last for 114 days.
    • Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, who died on November 28, is buried at the Nieuwe Kerk (Delft).
  • December 9 – Tanganyika (modern-day Tanzania) becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Julius Nyerere as president.
    • December 10David Lean's epic film Lawrence of Arabia, featuring Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins and Anthony Quinn, premieres in London. Six days later it opens in the U.S.
  • December 11
    • In West Germany, a coalition government of Christian Democrats, Christian Socialists and Free Democrats is formed.
    • The last execution by hanging in Canada
  • December 14
    • U.S. spacecraft Mariner 2 passes by Venus, becoming the first probe to transmit data successfully from another planet.
    • Leonardo da Vinci's early 16th-century painting the Mona Lisa is assessed for insurance purposed at US$100 million before touring the United States for several months, the highest insurance value for a painting in history. However, the Louvre, its owner, chooses to spend the money that would have been spent on the insurance premium on security instead.
  • December 15 – Storm over the North Sea: Belgian pirate radio station Radio Uylenspiegel is knocked off the airwaves, never to operate again.
  • December 19 – Britain acknowledged the right of Nyasaland (modern-day Malawi) to secede from the Central African Federation.
  • December 21 – Britain agrees to purchase Polaris missiles from the U.S.
  • December 22
  • December 24Cuba releases the last 1,113 participants in the Bay of Pigs Invasion to the U.S., in exchange for food worth $53 million.
  • December 30
    • United Nations troops occupy the last rebel positions in Katanga; Moise Tshombe moves to South Rhodesia.
    • An unexpected storm buries Maine under five feet of snow, forcing the Bangor Daily News to miss a publication date for the only time in history. The same day, also the Netherlands were covered with several feet of snow.

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  • American advertising man Martin K. Speckter invents the interrobang, a new English-language punctuation mark.
  • Publication of Helen Gurley Brown's Sex and the Single Girl in the U.S.
  • Irish folk band The Dubliners is formed at O'Donoghue's Pub in Dublin.
  • Invention of the Laser Diode.
  • Slavery in Yemen is abolished.

Births

January

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Jim Carrey

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Abdullah II of Jordan

February

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Eddie Izzard

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Sheryl Crow

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Steve Irwin

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Adam Baldwin

March

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Jon Bon Jovi of Bon Jovi

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 1988 Olympic gold medalist

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Matthew Broderick

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Rosie O'Donnell

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Marcia Cross

  • March 2
    • Jon Bon Jovi, Lead singer of American rock group Bon Jovi]]
    • Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • March 3
    • Jackie Joyner-Kersee, American athlete
    • Herschel Walker, American football player
  • March 4Simon Bisley, British comic book artist
  • March 6
    • Andreas Felder, Austrian ski jumper
    • Erika Hess, Swiss alpine skier
  • March 7Taylor Dayne, American singer
  • March 8Cecilia Yip, Hong Kong actress
  • March 10Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer/songwriter
  • March 11Barbara Alyn Woods, American actress
  • March 12Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player
  • March 16Branco Mello, Brazilian singer, actor and writer
  • March 18
    • Thomas Ian Griffith, American actor
    • Mike Rowe, American TV show host
  • March 19Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player (d. 2003)
  • March 20Stephen Sommers, American film director
  • March 21
    • Matthew Broderick, American actor
    • Rosie O'Donnell, American comedian, actress and talk-show host
  • March 23
    • Steve Redgrave, English rower
    • Jenny Wright, American actress
  • March 24Star Jones, American talk show host and publisher
  • March 25Marcia Cross, American actress
  • March 26
    • Eric Allan Kramer, American actor
    • John Stockton, American basketball player
  • March 27
    • Jann Arden, Canadian singer
    • John O'Farrell, British author and broadcaster
  • March 29Ted Failon, Filipino broadcast journalist and radio commentator
  • March 30
    • Bil Dwyer, American actor
    • MC Hammer (Stanley Kirk Burrell), American rapper

April

  • April 1
    • Samboy Lim, Filipino basketball player
    • Phillip Schofield, British TV presenter
  • April 2
    • Clark Gregg, American actor
    • Mark Shulman, American children's author
  • April 5Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of Kalmykia and FIDE
  • April 7Hugh O'Connor, American actor (d. 1995)
  • April 9Imran Sherwani, British field hockey player
  • April 10
    • Rick Florian, American Christian musician and real estate agent
    • Steve Tasker, American football player
  • April 12
    • Carlos Sainz, Spanish rally driver
    • Nobuhiko Takada, Japanese mixed martial arts fighter and professional wrestler
  • April 13Jennifer Rubin, American actress/model
  • April 15
    • Nawal El Moutawakel, Moroccan hurdler
    • Nick Kamen, English singer, songwriter, musician and model
  • April 18Jeff Dunham, American ventriloquist
  • April 19Al Unser, Jr., American race car driver
  • April 20Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (Henry Joseph Nasiff Jr.), American comedian (d. 2001)
  • April 23John Hannah, Scottish actor
  • April 24Steve Roach, Australian champion rugby league prop forward
  • April 26
    • Colin Anderson, English footballer
    • Michael Damian, American singer and actor
  • April 29Stephan Burger, German Roman Catholic archbishop

May

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Emilio Estevez

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François-Henri Pinault

  • May 2
    • Elizabeth Berridge, American actress
    • Jimmy White, British snooker player
  • May 3Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder
  • May 5Kaoru Wada, Japanese composer
  • May 8Natalia Molchanova, Russian free-diver
  • May 9
    • Dave Gahan, English singer-songwriter (Depeche Mode)
    • Paul Heaton, English singer-songwriter (The Housemartins, The Beautiful South)
  • May 12Emilio Estevez, American actor
  • May 13
    • Paul McDermott, Australian comedian
    • Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)
  • May 14
    • Ian Astbury, English singer
    • Danny Huston, American actor and film director
  • May 17
    • Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer
    • Craig Ferguson, Scottish-American actor, comedian, and TV host (The Late Late Show, Celebrity Name Game)
    • Kim Mulkey, American basketball player/coach
  • May 18Sandra, German pop singer
  • May 19Frances Ondiviela, Spanish/Mexican actress
  • May 20Mike Jeffries, American soccer coach
  • May 22Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • May 24Gene Anthony Ray, American actor (d. 2003)
  • May 26
    • Black, English singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
    • Genie Francis, American actress
    • Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor and comedian
  • May 27Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer
  • May 28
    • Brandon Cruz, American child actor and punk rocker
    • François-Henri Pinault, French businessman
    • James Michael Tyler, American actor
  • May 29
    • Perry Fenwick, English actor
    • Debra Sandlund, American actress
  • May 30Timo Soini, Finnish politician
  • May 31
    • Corey Hart, Canadian singer
    • Noriko Hidaka, Japanese voice actress
    • Sebastian Koch, German actor

June

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Paula Abdul

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Campino

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Ollanta Humala

  • June 1Sherri Howard, American athlete
  • June 4
    • Paul Baloche, American Christian worship leader
    • John P. Kee, American gospel singer
  • June 5Jeff Garlin, American comedian
  • June 7Thierry Hazard, French singer and songwriter
  • June 8Suzy Gorman, American photographer
  • June 10
    • Gina Gershon, American actress and musician
    • Carolyn Hennesy, American actress
    • Ralf Schumann, German sport shooter
  • June 11
    • Olga Charvátová, Czech alpine skier
    • Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist
    • Toshihiko Seki, Japanese voice actor
  • June 12
    • Camilla Scott, Canadian actress
    • Jodi Thelen, American actress
  • June 13
    • Ally Sheedy, American actress
    • Hannah Storm, American TV personality
    • Bence Szabó, Hungarian fencer
  • June 14Emilija Erčić, Yugoslav (Serbian) handball player
  • June 15
    • Thomas Mikal Ford, American actor (d. 2016)
    • Andrea Rost, Hungarian lyric soprano
  • June 16Arnold Vosloo, South African actor
  • June 17
    • Bap Kennedy, Northern Irish singer-songwriter
    • Lio, Belgian singer/actress
  • June 18
    • Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 2009)
    • Lisa Randall, American theoretical physicist
  • June 19Paula Abdul, American dancer, choreographer and singer
  • June 20Alex Di Gregorio, Italian editorial cartoonist
  • June 21
    • Pipilotti Rist, Swiss video artist
    • Viktor Tsoi, Soviet underground singer and songwriter (d. 1990)
  • June 22
    • Campino, German singer, band Die Toten Hosen
    • Stephen Chow, Hong Kong actor and director
    • Clyde Drexler, American basketball player
  • June 23Kari Takko, Finnish ice hockey player
  • June 26
    • Bussunda, Brazilian comedian (d. 2006)
    • Ollanta Humala, 64th President of Peru
  • June 27
    • Michael Ball, British stage actor and singer
    • Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Hong Kong actor
  • June 28Don Chambers, American newspaper comic strip artist
  • June 29
    • Amanda Donohoe, English actress
    • George Zamka, American astronaut
  • June 30
    • Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player
    • Deirdre Lovejoy, American actress
    • Julianne Regan, British singer/songwriter (All About Eve)

July

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Tom Cruise

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Tom Kenny

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Sergey Kiriyenko

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Wesley Snipes

  • July 1Andre Braugher, American actor
  • July 3
    • Tom Cruise, American actor
    • Thomas Gibson, American actor
  • July 4
    • Neil Morrissey, British actor
    • Pam Shriver, American tennis player
  • July 5Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, Indonesian terrorist (d. 2008)
  • July 8Joan Osborne, American singer and songwriter
  • July 11Pauline McLynn, Irish actress
  • July 12
    • Dan Murphy, American rock guitarist (Soul Asylum)
    • Dean Wilkins, English football manager
  • July 13
    • Tom Kenny, American voice actor and comedian
    • Zlata Petrović, Serbian pop singer
  • July 14Jeff Olson, American percussionist (Trouble)
  • July 15Michelle Ford, Australian swimmer
  • July 16Grigory Leps, Russian singer
  • July 18
    • Lee Arenberg, American actor
    • Jack Irons, American drummer
  • July 19Anthony Edwards, American actor
  • July 20
    • Carlos Alazraqui, American actor and comedian
    • Giovana Amati, Italian race car driver
    • Emmanuel Niyonkuru, Burundian politician (d. 2017)
  • July 21
    • Gabi Bauer, German journalist and TV presenter
  • July 23Eriq La Salle, American actor
  • July 24Johnny O'Connell, American race car driver
  • July 26
    • Galina Chistyakova, Ukrainian athlete
    • Sergey Kiriyenko, Prime Minister of Russia
  • July 28Ray Shero, American hockey manager
  • July 29Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
  • July 30
    • Alton Brown, American TV show host and chef
    • Lavinia Greenlaw, British poet and novelist
  • July 31
    • Damien Frawley, Australian rugby union player
    • John Laurinaitis, American professional wrestler
    • Wesley Snipes, American actor and martial artist

August

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Cesar Montano

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Steve Carell

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Felipe Calderón Hinojosa

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Sophie Aldred

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Dee Bradley Baker

  • August 1
    • Robert Clift, British field hockey player
    • Cesar Montano, Filipino actor
  • August 2Cynthia Stevenson, American actress
  • August 4Roger Clemens, American baseball player
  • August 5Patrick Ewing, Jamaican-born basketball player
  • August 6Michelle Yeoh, Malaysian-born Hong Kong actress
  • August 7
    • Doon Mackichan, British actress and comedian
    • Bruno Pelletier, Canadian singer
  • August 8
    • Yūji Machi, Japanese voice actor
    • Mike Zanier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • August 13John Slattery, American actor and film director
  • August 14Kevin Harris, Canadian skateboarder
  • August 15Tom Colicchio, American chef
  • August 16
    • Abdul-Majid al-Khoei, Twelver Shia cleric (d. 2003)
    • Christian Cameron, Canadian-American writer
    • Steve Carell, American actor and comedian
  • August 17Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss, German actor and director
  • August 18Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President of Mexico
  • August 19Valérie Kaprisky, French actress
  • August 20
    • Sophie Aldred, British actress and television presenter
    • James Marsters, American actor
  • August 21
    • Tsutomu Miyazaki, Japanese serial killer (d. 2008)
    • Gilberto Santa Rosa, Puerto Rican salsa singer
  • August 23
    • Shaun Ryder, English musician, singer-songwriter, actor, television personality, author, and newspaper columnist
  • August 24
    • Craig Kilborn, American talk show host
    • Mary Ellen Weber, American astronaut
  • August 25Theresa Andrews, American swimmer
  • August 26
    • Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco
    • Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
  • August 27Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
  • August 28David Fincher, American film director
  • August 29
    • Ian James Corlett, Canadian voice actor
    • Jutta Kleinschmidt, German rally driver
    • Lycia Naff, American actress/journalist
  • August 30Alexander Litvinenko, Russian ex-KGB colonel and ex-FSB lieutenant-colonel (d. 2006)
  • August 31
    • Dee Bradley Baker, American comedian, announcer and voice actor
    • Mark L. Walberg, American TV show host

September

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Dina Lohan

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Hesham Qandil

  • September 1Ruud Gullit, Dutch footballer
  • September 4Shinya Yamanaka, Japanese physician and researcher
  • September 6Chris Christie, American politician and 55th Governor of New Jersey
  • September 7Kylie InGold, Australian fantasy artist
  • September 8Thomas Kretschmann, German actor
  • September 11
    • Kristy McNichol, American actress
    • Victoria Poleva, Ukrainian composer
    • Andrew Jackson, Canadian voice actor
  • September 12
    • Dino Merlin, Bosnian singer-songwriter, musician and producer
    • Amy Yasbeck, American actress
  • September 13Hisao Egawa, Japanese voice actor
  • September 14Robert Herjavec, Croatian-born Canadian businessman, investor, author, dancer, and television personality
  • September 15
    • Dina Lohan, American television personality
    • François Bloemhof, South African author
    • Scott McNeil, Australian voice actor
  • September 16Stephen Jones (Babybird), English singer and musician
  • September 17
    • Baz Luhrmann, Australian film director
    • Hesham Qandil, Prime Minister of Egypt
  • September 19Gottfried von Bismarck, German aristocrat and socialite (d. 2007)
  • September 21Rob Morrow, American actor
  • September 22Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2016)
  • September 24
    • Jack Dee, English comedian
    • Rosamund Kwan, Hong Kong actress
    • Ally McCoist, Scottish footballer and TV pundit
  • September 25Aida Turturro, American actress
  • September 26
    • Melissa Sue Anderson, American actress
    • Gregory Crewdson, American photographer
    • Steve Moneghetti, Australian long-distance runner
    • Al Pitrelli, American guitarist
    • Jacky Wu, Taiwanese talk show host, singer and actor
  • September 27Kimberly Carson, American pornographic actress
  • September 28Grant Fuhr, Canadian hockey player
  • September 30Frank Rijkaard, Dutch football player and manager

October

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Micky Flanagan

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Michael Andretti

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Mike Judge

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Joan Cusack

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Evander Holyfield

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Anatoly Khrapaty

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David Furnish

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Richard Lintern

  • October 1
    • Micky Flanagan, English comedian
    • Esai Morales, American actor
  • October 2
    • Jeff Bennett, American voice actor and singer
    • James Hunter, English singer
  • October 3Tommy Lee, American rock musician and drummer
  • October 5
    • Michael Andretti, American race car driver
    • Caron Keating, British TV presenter (d. 2004)
  • October 6Rich Yett, American baseball player
  • October 11Joan Cusack, American actress and comedian
  • October 12
    • Branko Crvenkovski, President of Macedonia
    • Deborah Foreman, American actress
  • October 13
    • T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh, American actress and comedian
    • Margareth Menezes, Brazilian singer
    • Kelly Preston, American actress
    • Jerry Rice, American football player
  • October 16
    • Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player and activist (d. 2010)
    • Flea, Australian rock bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    • Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
    • Durga McBroom, American singer (Blue Pearl)
    • Tamara McKinney, American alpine skier
  • October 17Mike Judge, American animator
  • October 19
    • Tracy Chevalier, American author
    • Evander Holyfield, American boxer
  • October 20Anatoly Khrapaty, Soviet Olympic weightlifter (d. 2008)
  • October 21Miki Itō, Japanese voice actress
  • October 23
    • Doug Flutie, American football player
    • Mike Tomczak, American football player
  • October 24Jay Novacek, American football player
  • October 25
    • David Furnish, Canadian filmmaker, director and producer
    • Nick Hancock, British actor and television presenter
    • Richard Lintern, English actor
    • Darlene Vogel, American actress
  • October 26Cary Elwes, British actor
  • October 27
    • Jun'ichi Kanemaru, Japanese voice actor
    • Ang Peng Siong, Singaporean sportsman
  • October 28Daphne Zuniga, American actress
  • October 30Courtney Walsh, West Indian cricketer

November

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Anthony Kiedis

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Demi Moore

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Nicolás Maduro

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Jon Stewart

  • November 1
    • Sharron Davies, British swimmer/television presenter
    • Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian musician (A-ha)
    • Anthony Kiedis, American rock singer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • November 3
    • Phil Katz, American computer programmer (d. 2000)
    • Gabe Newell, American business executive
    • Jacqui Smith, UK politician
  • November 6Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian TV host
  • November 7Bettina Hoy, German equestrienne
  • November 11
    • Gerard Horan, English actor
    • Mic Michaeli, Swedish keyboardist
    • Demi Moore, American actress
    • James Morrison, Australian musician
    • Nicole P. Stott, American astronaut
  • November 12
    • Neal Shusterman, American author
    • Naomi Wolf, American feminist author and political consultant
  • November 13Steve Altes, American humorist
  • November 14
    • Jessica Straus, American voice actress
    • Atsuko Tanaka, Japanese voice actress
  • November 15Judy Gold, American comedian and actress
  • November 17Jamie Moyer, American baseball player
  • November 18Kirk Hammett, American rock musician (Metallica)
  • November 19
    • Jodie Foster, American actress and director
    • Sean Parnell, American politician
  • November 21Steven Curtis Chapman, American Christian musician
  • November 22Sumi Jo, Korean operatic soprano
  • November 23Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela
  • November 24John Kovalic, American cartoonist
  • November 27Marumi Shiraishi, Japanese actress
  • November 28Jon Stewart, American actor, comedian, media critic, television personality, and former host of The Daily Show (1999-2015)
  • November 29
    • Andrew McCarthy, American actor
    • Ronny Jordan, English guitarist (d. 2014)
  • November 30
    • Bo Jackson, American football and baseball player
    • Daniel Keys Moran, American writer

December

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Felicity Huffman

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Denise Biellmann

  • December 1
    • Sylvie Daigle, Canadian speed skater
    • Shōzō Hayashiya IX, Japanese rakugoka, tarento and voice actor
  • December 3Tammy Jackson, American basketball player
  • December 4
    • Julie Lemieux, Canadian voice actress
    • Anna Walker, British television presenter
  • December 5José Cura, Argentine tenor
  • December 6Janine Turner, American actress
  • December 9
    • Albert Grajales, INTERPOL Director of Puerto Rico and martial artist
    • Felicity Huffman, American actress
  • December 10Scott Capurro, American comedian
  • December 11
    • Denise Biellmann, Swiss figure skater
    • Ben Browder, American actor
  • December 12
    • Tracy Austin, American tennis player
    • Arturo Barrios, Mexican long-distance runner
    • Max Raabe, German singer
  • December 14Yvonne Ryding, Swedish pageant winner (Miss Universe 1984)
  • December 16Maruschka Detmers, Dutch actress
  • December 17
    • Paul Dobson, English footballer
    • Richard Jewell, American security guard and media figure (d. 2007)
    • Galina Malchugina, Russian athlete
    • Rocco Mediate, American golfer
  • December 19Jill Talley, American actress
  • December 22Ralph Fiennes, English actor
  • December 23Keiji Mutoh, Japanese professional wrestler
  • December 27
    • Mark Few, American basketball coach
    • Bill Self, American basketball coach
    • Sherri Steinhauer, American golfer
  • December 28
    • Michelle Cameron, Canadian synchronised swimmer
    • Choi Soo-jong, South Korean actor
  • December 30Alessandra Mussolini, Italian politician
  • December 31Lance Reddick, American actor

Date unknown

  • Gunnar Krantz, Swedish comic artist
  • Nemat Shafik, Egyptian-born international banker.

Deaths

January

February

March

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Arthur Compton

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Auguste Piccard

  • March 1
    • Roscoe Ates, American actor (b. 1895)
    • Richard L. Conolly, American admiral (b. 1892)
    • W. Alton Jones, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1891)
    • Arnold Kirkeby, American hotelier, art collector and real estate investor (b. 1901)
    • Louise Lindner Eastman, American wife of Lee Eastman and mother of Linda McCartney (b. 1911)
    • Emelyn Whiton, American Olympic sailor (b. 1916)
  • March 2Walt Kiesling, American football player (Chicago Cardinals) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1903)
  • March 15Arthur Compton, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • March 20C. Wright Mills, American sociologist (b. 1916)
  • March 24
    • Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (b. 1899)
    • Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist and explorer (b. 1884)

April

  • April 1Jussi Kekkonen, Finnish major (b. 1910)
  • April 3Benny Paret, Cuban welterweight boxer (died as result of injuries in the ring; b. 1937)
  • April 10
    • Michael Curtiz, Austrian-born film director (b. 1886)
    • Manton S. Eddy, U.S. general (b. 1892)
    • Stuart Sutcliffe, British artist and pop guitarist (The Beatles; b. 1940)
  • April 13Culbert Olson, Governor of California (b. 1876)
  • April 15
    • Clara Blandick, American actress (b. 1880)
    • Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (b. 1911)
  • April 17Louise Fazenda, American actress (b. 1895)
  • April 21 – Sir Frederick Handley Page, English aircraft manufacturer (b. 1885)
  • April 22Vera Reynolds, American actress (b. 1899)
  • April 24Milt Franklyn, American film composer (b. 1897)

May

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Pedro Pablo Ramirez

  • May 5Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (b. 1889)
  • May 12Pedro Pablo Ramirez, Argentinan military general, 27th President of Argentina (b. 1884)
  • May 13
    • Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher (b. 1893)
    • Franz Kline, American painter (b. 1910)
  • May 27Egon Petri, German pianist (b. 1881)
  • May 28Robert Francis Anthony Studds, American admiral and engineer, fourth Director of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (b. 1896)
  • May 31Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (b. 1874)

June

  • June 1Adolf Eichmann, German SS officer and a major organiser of the Holocaust (executed) (b. 1906)
  • June 2Vita Sackville-West, English writer and landscape gardener (b. 1892)
  • June 4Charles William Beebe, American oceanic pioneer (b. 1877)
  • June 6
    • Yves Klein, French painter (b. 1928)
    • Guinn Williams, American actor (b. 1899)
  • June 7Korneli Kekelidze, Georgian philologist (b. 1879)
  • June 8Eugène Freyssinet, French civil engineer (b. 1879)
  • June 12John Ireland, English composer (b. 1879)
  • June 13Sir Eugene Goossens, English composer (b. 1893)
  • June 15Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist (b. 1877)
  • June 19
    • Frank Borzage, American film director (b. 1894)
    • Will Wright, American character actor (b. 1891)
  • June 24Lucile Watson, Canadian actress (b. 1879)
  • June 27Paul Viiding, Estonian poet, author and literary critic (b. 1904)
  • June 28Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (Philadelphia Athletics) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1903)

July

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  • July 1Bidhan Chandra Roy, Indian physician and politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1882)
  • July 4Rex Bell, American actor (b. 1903)
  • July 6
    • Paul Boffa, Maltese politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malta (1947–1950) (b. 1890)
    • William Faulkner, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
    • Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1872)
  • July 8Georges Bataille, French writer (b. 1897)
  • July 10Yehuda Leib Maimon, Bassarabian-born Israeli rabbi and government minister (b. 1875)
  • July 12Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
  • July 13Jerry Wald, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1911)
  • July 21G. M. Trevelyan, English historian (b. 1876)
  • July 23Victor Moore, American actor (b. 1876)
  • July 29Leonardo De Lorenzo, Italian flautist (b. 1875)
  • July 27Richard Aldington, English poet (b. 1892)
  • July 30Myron McCormick, American actor (b. 1908)

August

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Marilyn Monroe

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Charles Rigoulot

September

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Ouyang Yuqian

October

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Henri Oreiller

  • October 2
    • Henry Louis Larsen, American Marine Corps general; Governor of American Samoa and Governor of Guam (b. 1890)
    • Frank Lovejoy, American actor (b. 1912)
  • October 6Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1882)
  • October 7Henri Oreiller, French alpine skier (b. 1925)
  • October 9Milan Vidmar, Slovenian chess player (b. 1885)
  • October 10Stancho Belkovski, Bulgarian architect and lecturer (b. 1891)
  • October 20Jesús Herrera, Spanish international footballer (b. 1938)
  • October 26Louise Beavers, American actress (b. 1902)
  • October 27Enrico Mattei, Italian politician (plane crash) (b. 1906)

November

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Eleanor Roosevelt

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Niels Bohr

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Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

December

Unknown

  • Henry Matthew Talintyre, British comic strip artist (b. 1893)

Nobel Prizes

References

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Introductions

  1. The Banner of Freedom
  2. Communications satellite

Literature

  1. A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
  2. The Man in the High Castle Philip K. Dick

Music

EPs

  1. Telstar The Tornados
  2. Tous les garçons et les filles Françoise Hardy
  3. Une petite fille Claude Nougaro
  4. Electronic Movements Tom Dissevelt
  5. Le temps de l'amour Françoise Hardy
  6. Jazz Jamboree 1961 Nr 4 Bernt Rosengren with Komeda Trio
  7. Northumbrian Garland Louis Killen
  8. Follow That Dream Elvis Presley

Biggest hit singles

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in 1962.

Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Elvis Presley Return to Sender 1962 23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". UK 1 – Nov 1962, Canada 1 – Oct 1962, Norway 1 – Dec 1962, Éire 1 – Dec 1962, Peel list 1 of 1961, US BB 2 – Oct 1962, RYM 6 of 1962, US BB 8 of 1962, POP 8 of 1962, US CashBox 10 of 1963, Germany 15 – Jan 1963, DDD 27 of 1962, Scrobulate 83 of rock & roll, Acclaimed 2154
2 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You 1962 23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". UK 1 – Jun 1962, US BB 1 – May 1962, Canada 1 – May 1962, Australia 1 for 1 weeks Dec 1961, Norway 4 – Jul 1962, US CashBox 6 of 1962, DDD 6 of 1962, Germany 8 – Sep 1962, South Africa 11 of 1962, RYM 16 of 1962, US BB 30 of 1962, POP 30 of 1962, Italy 75 of 1963, Scrobulate 80 of r & b, Rolling Stone 161, Acclaimed 507
3 The Tornados Telstar 1962 23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". UK 1 – Aug 1962, US BB 1 – Nov 1962, Canada 1 – Nov 1962, Éire 1 – Nov 1962, South Africa 1 of 1962, RYM 2 of 1962, Norway 3 – Oct 1962, US CashBox 5 of 1963, Germany 6 – Jan 1963, Australia 8 of 1962, DDD 62 of 1962, Germany 224 of the 1960s, Acclaimed 739
4 Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling in Love 1962 23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". UK 1 – Feb 1962, Australia 1 for 4 weeks Aug 1961, US BB 2 – Dec 1961, US BB 4 of 1962, Canada 4 – Nov 1961, POP 4 of 1962, Australia 5 of 1962, South Africa 5 of 1962, RYM 11 of 1961, DDD 12 of 1961, US CashBox 28 of 1962, Party 33 of 2007, Scrobulate 64 of oldies, Italy 75 of 1962, Rolling Stone 394, WXPN 441, Acclaimed 1361
5 Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm 1962 23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". UK 1 – May 1962, US BB 1 – Mar 1962, Canada 1 – Mar 1962, Norway 1 – Apr 1962, Australia 1 for 3 weeks Oct 1961, Germany 6 – May 1962, US BB 10 of 1962, South Africa 13 of 1962, POP 17 of 1962, RYM 33 of 1962, US CashBox 42 of 1962, DDD 80 of 1962, Germany 203 of the 1960s