Events in year of 1962

  • 01-01Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
  • 01-01Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa
  • 01-02Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
  • 01-03Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
  • 01-03Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
  • 01-041st automated (unmanned) subway train (NYC)
  • 01-05Tony Sheridan and beatles produce "My Bonnie" and"The Saints"
  • 01-07AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
  • 01-07Assassination attempt on Indonesian President Sukarno, fails
  • 01-07Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
  • 01-08Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)
  • 01-08Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
  • 01-09Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ
  • 01-09NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
  • 01-10Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages and kill 3,500
  • 01-11Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
  • 01-13"Do Re Mi" closes at St. James Theater NYC after 400 performances
  • 01-13Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs. Chicago
  • 01-14NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
  • 01-1550th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64)
  • 01-15Dutch and Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea
  • 01-16Shooting begins on "Dr No"
  • 01-16Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
  • 01-17A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
  • 01-18Southern University closed due to demonstrations
  • 01-18US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
  • 01-20"Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 01-21JFK arrives in Uruguay
  • 01-21Snow falls in San Francisco
  • 01-23Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

People born in year of 1962

  • 01-01Ravshanbek Aliyev: Kirgiz -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-03Darren Daulton: US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 01-03Gavin Hastings: WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 01-03Ulrike Lang: Writer
  • 01-04Joe Kleine: NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
  • 01-04Martin McAloon: Rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • 01-04Patrick Cassidy: Los Angeles, California -- Actor / composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall)
  • 01-05Danny Jackson: US baseball pitcher (Royals / Phillies / Cardinals)
  • 01-05Donald John Cowie: Auckland, New Zealand -- Yachting Star class (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-05Joel Wyner: Actor / director (Lyle Springer-Sirens, Listen, Club)
  • 01-06Philip Brown: Birmingham, England -- 4x400m runner (1984 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-06Sean Landeta: NFL place kicker (New York Giants)
  • 01-07Hallie Todd: Actress (Check is in the Mail)
  • 01-07Jeff Montgomery: Wellston, Ohio -- Pitcher (KC Royals)
  • 01-10Jim Lindeman: US baseball outfielder (NY Mets)
  • 01-11Donn Pall: Evergreen Park, Illinois -- Pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Florida Marlins)
  • 01-11Kim Coles: Brooklyn, New York -- Actress (Synclaire-Living Single)
  • 01-13Brett Maxie: NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 01-13Kevin Mitchell: US baseball outfielder (NY Met, SF Giants, Cin Reds)
  • 01-14Patrica Morrison: Rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
  • 01-16Jan Koster: Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool)
  • 01-16Kevin Ross: NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
  • 01-16Paul Webb: Rocker (TalkTalk)
  • 01-18Alison Arngrim: Actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)
  • 01-19Chris Sabo: Detroit, Michigan -- Pitcher (Cin Reds, Baltimore Orioles)
  • 01-22Robert Mailhouse: New Haven, Connecticut -- Actor (Brian-Days of our Life)
  • 01-25Chris Chelios: Chicago, Illinois -- NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team USA)
  • 01-26Tom Keifer: Rock guitarist / vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • 01-27James F Doehring: Santa Barbara, California -- Shot putter (1992 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-27Michael Collins: Clarinettist

People died in year of 1962

  • 01-06Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga: Dutch Painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57
  • 01-09LeRoy B Shield: US pianist / Composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
  • 01-12Richard de Guide: Composer, dies at 52
  • 01-13Ernie Kovacs: Comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
  • 01-15Kenneth MacKenna: Actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62
  • 01-16Emanuel Stickelberger: Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
  • 01-17Gerrit Achterberg: Dutch Poet (Dead End), dies at 56
  • 01-18Raymond Moulaert: Composer, dies at 86
  • 01-19Snub Pollard: Actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
  • 01-20Robinson Jeffers: Poet / playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
  • 01-26Charles "Lucky" Luciano: NYC Mafia gangster, dies at 65
  • 01-26Fran Lhotka: Composer, dies at 78
  • 01-29Fritz Kreisler: Austria / US violinist / composer, dies at 86
  • 02-03Werner Bock: Writer
  • 02-05Jacques Ibert: French Composer (Escales), dies at 71
  • 02-10Willem Paerels: Neth / Belgian Painter / graphic artist, dies at 83
  • 02-15Vladimir Sokoloff: Actor (Road to Morocco, Cloak & Dagger), dies at 72
  • 02-17Bruno Walter: Symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
  • 02-17Joseph Kearns: Actor (George-Dennis the Menace), dies at 55
  • 02-19Albert Israel Elkus: Composer, dies at 77
  • 02-20Halliwell Hobbes: Dies at 64
  • 02-25Wilhelm Pessler: German sociologist, dies at 81
  • 02-26Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg: Composer, dies at 83
  • 02-27Willie Best: Actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), dies at 45
  • 02-28Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson: Comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • 03-01Roscoe Ates: Actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies at 70
  • 03-04Cairine R Wilson: 1st Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77
  • 03-05Anne C Veth: Dutch cartoonist / art critic, dies at 82
  • 03-05Otakar Jeremias: Composer, dies at 69
  • 03-06Rezso Kokai: Composer, dies at 56

Events in year of 1963

  • 01-01G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as President of the World Bank
  • 01-01WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
  • 01-03WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-04Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
  • 01-05"Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • 01-05"Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • 01-05San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
  • 01-06"Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
  • 01-071st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
  • 01-09Mao Tse-tung writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"
  • 01-111st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
  • 01-11Beatles release "Please Please Me" and"Ask Me Why"
  • 01-12"Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
  • 01-12Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia vs. England
  • 01-13AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
  • 01-13NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
  • 01-14George C Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
  • 01-16Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
  • 01-17Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
  • 01-17Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs. LA
  • 01-18Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
  • 01-22Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
  • 01-24Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ and Thesz becomes NWA champ
  • 01-26"Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • 01-26Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
  • 01-27Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
  • 01-27Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, and John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-29Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and George Halas elected to football hall of fame
  • 02-01Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
  • 02-02Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)

People born in year of 1963

  • 01-01Lance Smith: NFL guard (New York Giants)
  • 01-02David Cone: Kansas City, Missouri -- Baseball pitcher (NY Mets / Tor Blue Jays / New York Yankees)
  • 01-02Edgar Martinez: NYC, New York -- Baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners)
  • 01-03Ashley Chinner: Cape Town, South Africa -- Golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)
  • 01-03Jim Everett: NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, SD Chargers)
  • 01-04Linda Muri: Killingly, Connecticut -- Rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-05Jeff Fassero: Springfield, Illinois -- Pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 01-05Rick Ambrose: Singer (Jewel)
  • 01-06Norm Charlton: Fort Polk, Louisiana -- Pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • 01-06Philippe Perrin: Meknes, Morocco -- Lt Colonel FAF / Astronaut
  • 01-07Craig Shipley: Australian / US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 01-08Hiromi Kobayashi: Fukushima, Japan -- LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)
  • 01-10Frank Wijnhoven: Dutch soccer player (NEC, Treffers)
  • 01-11Kate Gompert: Ames, Louisiana -- Tennis star
  • 01-11Petra Schneider: E German swimming star (world record 400m)
  • 01-11Tracy Caulkins: Winona, Minnesota -- Swimmer (1984 Olympics - 3 Gold Medals)
  • 01-13Felita Carr: Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- Dance skater (Komarov - 1995 Pacific Champ)
  • 01-13Tim Patrick Kelly: Trenton, New Jersey -- Guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
  • 01-15Erling Kagge: Norway -- Explorer (South Pole)
  • 01-15Lijuan Geng: Hebei, China -- Canadian tennis player (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-15Richard Nasheim: Hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 01-15Yaro Dachniwsky: Chicago, Illinois -- Team handball goalie (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-18Jane Horrocks: Lancashire, England -- Actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • 01-19Adele Peterson: LPGA golfer
  • 01-19Michael Adams: NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 01-20Scott Fisher: San Jose, California -- Australian basketball forward (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-21Cindy Schreyer: Forest Park, Georgia -- LPGA golfer (1993 Sun-Times Challenge)
  • 01-21Detlef Schrempf: Germany -- NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
  • 01-21Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon: Nigeria -- NBA center (Rockets, Olympics - Gold - 1996)
  • 01-21Jessie Hester: NFL player (St. Louis Rams)

People died in year of 1963

  • 01-02Dick Powell: Actor / director (Dick Powell Theater), dies at 58
  • 01-02Jack Carson: Actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
  • 01-03Oscar Backing: Austria / Netherlands viola player, dies at 83
  • 01-05Rogers Hornsby: Baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
  • 01-06Lourens GM Baas Becking: Dutch Botanist / resistance fighter, dies at 68
  • 01-08Stark Young: US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81
  • 01-10Tadeusz Szeligowski: Composer, dies at 66
  • 01-11Arthur D Nock: English / Americans Historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 01-13Leonardus G Kortenhorst: Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 76
  • 01-14Gustav Regler: Writer, dies at 64
  • 01-16Gilardo Gilardi: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-21Al St John: Actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
  • 01-21Franz Jung: Writer, dies at 74
  • 01-25Wilson Kettle: Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
  • 01-26John Sigvard Olsen: Comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • 01-27John Farrow: Actor / director (Botany Bay), dies at 58
  • 01-28Jean Felix Piccard: Swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday
  • 01-29Robert Lee Frost: US Poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88
  • 02-02Herman Bouber [Blom]: Actor / playwright (Bluejackets), dies at 77
  • 02-06Mohammed ibn al-Chattabi Abd el-Krim: Morocco opposition leader
  • 02-06Werner Erich Josten: German Composer (Jungle), dies at 77
  • 02-08Abdul Karim Kassem: Prime Minister of Iraq (58-63), assassinated in Baghdad at 48
  • 02-08George Dolenz: Italian actor (Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 55
  • 02-11Sylvia Plath: Poet / Novelist (Ariel), kills herself in London at 30
  • 02-13Harry Steers: Bowling hall of famer
  • 02-16Laszlo Lajtha: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-18Monte Blue: Silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73
  • 02-18Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell: Leader British Labour Party, dies at 56
  • 02-26Artturi A Leinonen: Fin journalist / politician (Prophet), dies at 74
  • 02-28Theodore Newton: Actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58