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1962
Missile bases in Cuba
The Cuban Missile Crisis brings the world to the brink of nuclear war .
Conrad Ahlers
In the Spiegel affair , Conrad Ahlers and ...
Franz Josef Strauss
... Defense Minister Franz Josef Strauss the main actors.
1962 in other calendars
From urbe condita 2715
Armenian calendar 1410-1411
Ethiopian calendar 1954-1955
Badi calendar 118-119
Bengali calendar 1368-1369
Berber calendar 2912
Buddhist calendar 2506
Burmese calendar 1324
Byzantine calendar 7470-7471
Chinese calendar
 - era 4658-4659 or
4598-4599
 - 60 year cycle

Metal ox ( 辛丑 , 38) -
Water tiger ( 壬寅 , 39)

French
revolutionary calendar
CLXX - CLXXI
170-171
Hebrew calendar 5722-5723
Hindu calendar
 - Vikram Sambat 2018-2019
 - Shaka Samvat 1884-1885
Iranian calendar 1340-1341
Islamic calendar 1381-1382
Japanese calendar
 - Nengō (era): Shōwa 37
 - Kōki 2622
Coptic calendar 1678-1679
Korean calendar
 - Dangun era 4295
 - Juche era 51
Minguo calendar 51
Modern Olympics XVII
Seleucid calendar 2273-2274
Thai solar calendar 2505

In 1962 , the Cold War reached a new climax with the Cuban Missile Crisis in October. Despite a compromise between the superpowers USA and USSR, the world public is becoming aware of the danger of a global nuclear war . Among other things, the Spiegel affair and the death of Marilyn Monroe shaped the events of the year.

Events

Politics and world events

Opening of the 2nd Vatican Council

Eastern Disputed Areas in Sino-India Border War Western Disputed Areas in Sino-India Border War
Eastern and Western Disputed Areas in Sino-India Border War

economy

France

science and technology

Alouette 1
1962: Walter Schirra

Culture

religion

Sports

For entries of athletics world records, see under the respective discipline under athletics .

Disasters

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

nature and environment

1962: Canaima National Park

Born

January

February

Sheryl Crow , 2005

March

Jon Bon Jovi , 2009

April

May

Dave Gahan with Depeche Mode, 2010

June

Campino, 2013

July

Tom Cruise, 2008
Wesley Snipes, 2009

August

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Felipe Calderón

September

October

Evander Holyfield, 2011

November

Demi Moore , 2010
Jodie Foster , 1989

December

Detlev Buck , 2010
Max Raabe , 2008

Day unknown

Died

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

Helene Weber , 1919

August

Hermann Hesse (1877–1962)

September

October

November

Niels Bohr , 1922
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, around 1942

December

Date unknown

Nobel Prizes

music

Web links

Commons : 1962  - Collection of Pictures, Videos and Audio Files

Footnotes

  1. Link to the video (SWR)