1962 in Northern Ireland
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- 26 February - The Irish Republican Army officially calls off its Border Campaign.
- 1 April - Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) is transferred from Belfast Corporation's Transport Department to the Parks & Cemeteries Department to halt its further decline.
- 31 May - The Northern Ireland general election again produces a large majority for the Ulster Unionist Party, winning 34 out of 51 seats, though the Nationalist Party gains two seats for a total of 9.
- 21 August - Former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Belfast on a four-day visit to Ireland.
- Ulster Hospital for Women and Sick Children is relocated from Belfast to Dundonald and renamed the Ulster Hospital.
Arts and literature
- Belfast Festival at Queen's founded by student Michael Emmerson.
- Belfast Municipal Museum and Art Gallery renamed as the Ulster Museum and recognised as a national museum. A major extension, designed in Brutalist style by Francis Pym, is begun.
- Winners: Linfield
- 2 January - Niall Patterson, former Antrim hurler.
- 6 February - Tony Scullion, Derry GAA hurler and Gaelic footballer.
- 23 January - Letitia Gwynne, television presenter and journalist.
- 28 May - Andy White, singer/songwriter.
- 3 July - Roy Beggs Jr, Ulster Unionist MLA.
- 6 July - Fearghal McKinney, television presenter and journalist.
- 19 July - Caitríona Ruane, Sinn Féin MLA and Minister for Education.
- 11 August - Paul McCrum, cricketer.
- 25 August - Vivian Campbell, rock guitarist.
- 30 October - Colin Clarke, footballer and football manager.
- 7 December - Jeffrey Donaldson, Democratic Unionist Party MP for Lagan Valley.