World Events of 1962
- Algeria becomes fully sovereign state.
- 1,113 Prisoners from the "Bay of Pigs" affair are released by Cuba.
- USSR attempts to build missile bases in Cuba. This starts the "Cuban Missile Crises".
Cuban Missle Crisis
- Jamaica, Burundi, Uganda, Western Samoa, and Trinidad and Tobago gain independence.
- Twelve European countries form the European Space Agency.
- The audio cassette is invented. The original use is for dictation machines, but within a few years it is the medium of choice for music.
- First live-TV transatlantic satellite transmission is made by way of Telstar.
- Algeria and France sign a peace accord. French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria. Algeria gains independence.
- Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is released, giving rise to the modern environmentalist movement.
- Dr. No, the first James Bond film, premieres in UK theatres.
The film "Doctor No" is released.
- Volcano erupts in Peru killing 4000.
- The Beatles release their first single "Love Me Do".
The Beatles release "Love Me Do"
- 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.
- Stuart Sutcliffe, English artist and musician (The Beatles) dies.
- The popularity of the twist continues.
- Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel for his participation in the Holocaust.
- Georges Pompidou sworn in as Prime Minister of France.
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