1962 - Events - November


  • November 1
    • The Soviets begin dismantling their missiles in Cuba.
    • The first issue of Diabolik is published in Italy.
  • November 3 – The term "personal computer" is first mentioned by the media.
  • November 5
    • Franz Josef Strauß, the West German defense minister, is relieved of his duties over the Spiegel scandal, due to his alleged involvement in police action against the magazine.
    • Saudi Arabia breaks off diplomatic relations with Egypt, following a period of unrest partly caused by the defection of several Saudi princes to Egypt.
    • A coal mining disaster in Ny-Ålesund kills 21 people. The Norwegian government is forced to resign in the aftermath of this accident in August, 1963.
  • November 6 – Apartheid: 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.
  • November 7 – Richard M. Nixon loses the California governor's race. In his concession speech, he states that this is his "last press conference" and that "you don't have Nixon to kick around any more".
  • November 17 – In Washington, D.C., U.S. President John F. Kennedy dedicates Dulles International Airport.
  • November 20 – The Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the blockade of the Caribbean nation.
  • November 23 – United Airlines Flight 297 crashes in Columbia, Maryland, killing all 17 on board.
  • November 26
    • Spiegel scandal: German police end their occupation of Der Spiegel's offices.
    • Mies Bouwman starts presenting the first live TV-marathon fundraising show (Open Het Dorp), which lasts 23 hours non-stop.
  • November 27 – French President Charles De Gaulle orders Georges Pompidou to form a government.
  • November 29 – An agreement is signed between Britain and France to develop the Concorde supersonic airliner.
  • November 30 – The United Nations General Assembly elects U Thant of Burma as the new UN Secretary-General.

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