History Quiz / Historic Events of 1962

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Can you name the Historic Events of 1962?

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Pope John XXIII excommunicates this Cuban leader.January 3
This captured U2 pilot is released by the USSR.February 10
This American becomes the first to orbit the Earth.February 20
This man set an NBA record for most points scored in a game with 100.March 2
Jawaharlal Nehru is elected Prime Minister of this country.April 3
This movie wins Best Picture at the 34th Academy Awards.April 9
This Nazi war criminal is hanged for his part in the Holocaust.May 31
This anti-war organization is created with the publication of the Port Huron Statement.June 15
Rachel Carson pens this serial for the New Yorker that later becomes a best selling book.June 16
This team defeats Czechoslovakia to win the World Cup.June 17
This Arkansas based retailer opens it's first store.July 2
Algeria gains their independence from this country.July 5
This band makes their debut at London's Marquee Club.July 12
This Hollywood star is found dead in their Brentwood home.August 5
This future South African President is arrested.August 5
ABC airs this futuristic cartoon set in outer space.September 23
James Meredith becomes the first African American to enroll at this school.October 1
This man replaces Jack Paar as the host of NBC's Tonight Show.October 1
Dr. No premieres with this actor portraying James Bond.October 5
The US and USSR broker a deal to end this conflict.October 28
The UN elects this Burmese diplomat to be the 3rd Secretary-General.November 30
David Lean releases this epic film starring Peter O'Toole.December 10

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