High Lights of 1962
Births
1962 (06 jan) Sean Landeta NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
1962 (17 jan) Jim Carrey Ontario Canada, actor (Living Color, Skip-Duck Factory)
1962 (04 feb) Clint Black country singer
1962 (07 feb) Garth Brooks Tulsa Okla, country singer (No Fences)
1962 (17 feb) Lou Diamond Phillips actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)
1962 (02 mar) Jon Bon Jovi Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
1962 (03 mar) Herschel Walker WFL/NFL running back (NJ Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
1962 (03 mar) Jackie Joyner-Kersee E St Louis Ill, heptathlete (Olympic-gold-1988)
1962 (07 mar) Taylor Dane Long Island NY, rocker (I'll Always Love You)
1962 (12 mar) Darryl Strawberry Los Angeles, right fielder (NY Mets, LA Dodgers)
1962 (21 mar) Matthew Broderick NYC, actor (WarGames, Biloxi Blues)
1962 (30 mar) "M.C." Hammer [Stanley], rapper (It's Hammer Time)
1962 (19 apr) Al Unser Jr Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
1962 (11 may) Emilio Estevez actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns)
1962 (13 jun) Ally Sheedy NYC, actress (St Elmo's, Short Circuit, Maid to Order)
1962 (19 jun) Paula Julie Abdul Van Nuys Calif, singer/choreographer (Straight Up)
1962 (03 jul) Tom Cruise Syracuse, actor (Risky Business, Color of Money, Rainman)
1962 (04 jul) Pam Shriver tennis player (US Open's Doubles 1983,4,6,7)
1962 (15 jul) Brigitte Nielsen Eisinore Denmark, actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV)
1962 (04 aug) Roger Clemens Dayton Ohio, Boston Red Sox pitcher (Cy Young, MVP)
1962 (05 aug) Patrick Ewing NBA center (NY Knicks)
1962 (21 aug) Matthew Broderick actor (Ferris Buehler, Biloxi Blues)
1962 (29 aug) Carl Banks NFL line backer (NY Giants)
1962 (29 aug) Rebecca De Mornay actress (And God Created Women)
1962 (11 sep) Kristy McNichol LA Calif, actress (Buddy-Family, Barbara-Empty Nest)
1962 (21 sep) Grant Fuhr Edmonton Alberta, NHL goalie (Oilers)
1962 (24 sep) Joseph Kennedy II (Rep-D-Mass)
1962 (26 sep) Melissa Sue Anderson Cal, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
1962 (03 oct) Tommy Lee Greece, rock drummer (Motley Crue)
1962 (05 oct) Michael Andretti Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
1962 (19 oct) Evander Holyfield Heavyweight boxing champ (1990- )
1962 (23 oct) Doug Flutie WFL/NFL QB (Generals, Bears, Patriots)
1962 (04 nov) Ralph Macchio Huntington NY, actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough)
1962 (11 nov) Demi Moore [Guynes], Roswell NM, actress (7th Sign, Blame it on Rio)
1962 (19 nov) Jodie Foster Bronx NYC, actress (Taxi Driver, Accused)
1962 (30 nov) Bo Jackson baseball/football player (KC Royals, LA Raiders)
1962 (02 dec) Tracy Austin tennis pro (US Open 1979, 81)
1962 (13 dec) Karen Witter actress (Tina-One Life to Live)/playmate (Mar, 1982)
1962 (16 dec) William "The Refrigerator" Perry NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)

Deaths
1962 (13 jan) Ernie Kovacs comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
1962 (26 jan) Charles "Lucky" Luciano NYC Mafia gangster, dies at 65
1962 (17 mar) Frank Orth actor (Boston Blackie, The Brothers), dies at 82
1962 (12 may) Dick Calkins co-author of Buck Rogers, dies at 67
1962 (13 may) Dr H Trendley Dean introduced fluoridation into water
1962 (31 may) Adolf Eichmann war criminal, hanged at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56
1962 (14 jun) Anna Sleasers first Boston Strangler victim
1962 (28 jun) Mickey Cochrane baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
1962 (05 aug) Marilyn Monroe found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose
1962 (23 aug) Hoot Gibson silent screen cowboy actor, dies at 70
1962 (02 oct) Frank Lovejoy actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies at 48
1962 (26 oct) Louise Beavers actress (Beulah-Beulah), die at 64
1962 (07 nov) Eleanor Roosevelt Former 1st Lady, dies at 78 in NYC
1962 (12 nov) Sid Tomack actor (Jim Gillis-Life of Riley, My Friend Irma)
1962 (17 nov) Arthur Vining Davis CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 92 in Miami

Sports Highlights
1962 (09 jan) NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
1962 (10 feb) Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
1962 (23 dec) Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers 20-17 in AFL championship game
1962 (30 dec) Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
1962 (02 mar) Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game
1962 (03 apr) Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)
1962 (09 apr) Arnold Palmer wins his 3rd Masters golf tournament
1962 (10 apr) 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2
1962 (10 apr) 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium
1962 (10 apr) NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR
1962 (11 apr) New York Mets make a losing debut
1962 (23 apr) NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1
1962 (24 apr) Sandy Koufax's 2nd 18-strikeout game
1962 (30 jun) LA Dodger Sandy Koufax no-hits NY Mets, 5-0
1962 (07 jul) Bill Hartack becomes 8th jockey to win 3,000 horse races
1962 (10 jul) NL beats AL 3-1 in 32nd All Star Game (DC Stadium, Wash)
1962 (14 jul) Brave's Hank Aaron hits HR #500
1962 (30 jul) AL beats NL 9-4 in 33rd All Star Game (Wrigley Field Chicago)
1962 (19 aug) Homero Blancos plays the finest round in golf, shooting a 55
1962 (10 sep) Rod Laver wins the Grand Slam of tennis
1962 (25 sep) Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
1962 (26 sep) LA Dodger Maury Wills becomes the 1st ball player to steal 100 bases
1962 (04 oct) Whitey Ford's world series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends
1962 (17 oct) Yanks beat Giants for 20th world championship
1962 (29 nov) Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year

Events of 1962
1962 (01 jan) Beatles' Decca audition
1962 (02 jan) Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premiers on CBS
1962 (24 jan) Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles
1962 (26 jan) US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)
1962 (11 feb) Beatles record "Please, Please Me"
1962 (20 feb) John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
1962 (29 mar) Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
1962 (16 apr) Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News
1962 (20 apr) New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North
1962 (05 may) West Side Story soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks
which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album
1962 (06 may) 1st nuclear warhead fired from Polaris submarine (Ethan Allen)
1962 (09 may) Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for 1st time
1962 (23 may) Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7
1962 (25 may) Isley Brothers release "Twist & Shout"
1962 (29 may) Barbra Streisand appears on "The Garry Moore Show"
1962 (10 jul) Martin Luther King Jr arrested during demonstration in Georgia
1962 (10 jul) Telstar, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
1962 (11 jul) 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
1962 (11 jul) Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
1962 (11 jul) Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
1962 (12 jul) 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)
1962 (12 jul) Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)
1962 (17 jul) Senate rejects medicare for the aged
1962 (21 jul) 160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga
1962 (27 jul) Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
1962 (27 jul) Martin Luther King Jr jailed in Albany Georgia
1962 (31 jul) Federation of Malaysia formed
1962 (01 aug) Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0
1962 (05 aug) Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illegally leaving S Afr
1962 (06 aug) Jamaica gains independence from Britain
1962 (11 aug) Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari"
1962 (17 aug) Beatles replaces Pete Best with Ringo Starr
1962 (18 aug) Peter, Paul & Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer"
1962 (31 aug) Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
1962 (01 sep) UN announces Earth population has hit 3 billion
1962 (04 sep) Beatles record "How Do You Do It"
1962 (11 sep) Beatles cut "Love Me Do" & "PS I Love You"
1962 (15 sep) Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
1962 (23 sep) ABC's 1st color TV series-The Jetsons
1962 (26 sep) TV comedy series "The Beverly Hillbillies" premiers on CBS
1962 (30 sep) James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
1962 (01 oct) Barbra Streisand signs her 1st recording contract (with Columbia)
1962 (01 oct) Brian Epstein signs a contract to manage the Beatles through 1977
1962 (01 oct) James Meredith became 1st black at U of Mississippi
1962 (01 oct) Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
1962 (01 oct) The Lucy Show premiers
1962 (05 oct) Beatles release their 1st record "Love Me Do"
1962 (11 oct) 1st appearance of a Gabor sister on the Merv Griffin Show
1962 (16 oct) Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
1962 (22 oct) JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
1962 (26 oct) Beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
1962 (28 oct) Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
1962 (02 nov) JFK announces Cuban missile bases were being dismantled
1962 (06 nov) Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-Mass)
1962 (06 nov) Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more
1962 (20 nov) US lifts blockade of Cuba
1962 (26 nov) 1st recording session under the name "Beatles"
1962 (30 nov) U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of UN unanimously
1962 (06 dec) US abandons Skybolt ballistic missile program
1962 (09 dec) Tanganyika becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth
1962 (14 dec) Mariner 2 launched, makes 1st US visit to another planet (Venus)
1962 (15 dec) Vaughn Meader's "The 1st Family," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 12 wks
1962 (20 dec) The Osmond brothers debut on the Andy Williams Show


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