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- 1 December 1, 1962 (Saturday)
- 2 December 2, 1962 (Sunday)
- 3 December 3, 1962 (Monday)
- 4 December 4, 1962 (Tuesday)
- 5 December 5, 1962 (Wednesday)
- 6 December 6, 1962 (Thursday)
- 7 December 7, 1962 (Friday)
- 8 December 8, 1962 (Saturday)
- 9 December 9, 1962 (Sunday)
- 10 December 10, 1962 (Monday)
- 11 December 11, 1962 (Tuesday)
- 12 December 12, 1962 (Wednesday)
- 13 December 13, 1962 (Thursday)
- 14 December 14, 1962 (Friday)
- 15 December 15, 1962 (Saturday)
- 16 December 16, 1962 (Sunday)
- 17 December 17, 1962 (Monday)
- 18 December 18, 1962 (Tuesday)
- 19 December 19, 1962 (Wednesday)
- 20 December 20, 1962 (Thursday)
- 21 December 21, 1962 (Friday)
- 22 December 22, 1962 (Saturday)
- 23 December 23, 1962 (Sunday)
- 24 December 24, 1962 (Monday)
- 25 December 25, 1962 (Tuesday)
- 26 December 26, 1962 (Wednesday)
- 27 December 27, 1962 (Thursday)
- 28 December 28, 1962 (Friday)
- 29 December 29, 1962 (Saturday)
- 30 December 30, 1962 (Sunday)
- 31 December 31, 1962 (Monday)
- 32 References
December 1, 1962 (Saturday)
- The 1962 Grey Cup, championship of the Canadian Football League, was played at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats before a crowd of 32,644. As the game progressed, a thick fog rolled onto the field, making visibility increasingly difficult, and with 9:29 left to play, and Winnipeg leading 28-27, the game was halted. The remaining nine and one-half minutes were played the next day, with no further scoring and Winnipeg winning the crown.
- The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games came to an end in Perth, Western Australia.
- The 1963 American Football League Draft took place, with Buck Buchanan of Grambling being the first selection, made by the Dallas Texans.
- Ron Ashman became manager of UK soccer club Norwich City F.C.
- Died: Joseph C. O'Mahoney, U.S. Senator from Wyoming 1934-53 and 1954–61
December 2, 1962 (Sunday)
- A week of severe smog began in London, killing at least 106 people over four days, and causing the hospitalization of over 1,000. Most of the persons whose deaths were blamed on the fog had had pre-existing heart and lung problems, with 66 dead in the first three days. In 1952, at least 4,000 people had been killed over nine days by the combination of factory pollution and fog.
- Vietnam War: After a trip to Vietnam at the request of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield became the first American official to make a non-optimistic public comment on the war's progress.
- In Japan, the annual Fukuoka Marathon was won by Toru Terasawa, in a Japanese national record time of 2:16:18.4.
December 3, 1962 (Monday)
- 1962 college football season: The USC Trojans, unbeaten and untied at 10-0-0, were voted the #1 college football team in the final AP and UPI polls, with Wisconsin second. At the time, no polls were taken after the post-season bowl games, making USC the champion listed in the NCAA Football Guide.
- In the NFL draft, quarterback Terry Baker of Oregon State was the #1 overall pick, selected by the Los Angeles Rams.
- The new government of Prime Minister Georges Pompidou was approved by the Chamber of Deputies, 268-116.
- The Canadian cities of Ottawa and Toronto held municipal elections. Metro Toronto helds two referenda on the same day.
- A decree from the Roman Catholic Church confirmed that Saint Patrick (387-493) was the patron saint of Ireland; Saint Brigit of Kildare (452-524) was named as the second patron.
- Born: Hyo Jin Moon, eldest child of Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han Moon (d. 2008)
- Died: Dame Mary Gilmore, 97, Australian poet and journalist
December 4, 1962 (Tuesday)
- The first Jacob's Awards ceremony was held in Dublin, marking the first awards for achievement in Irish television. Winners included Joe Lynch, Charles Mitchel and Proinsias Mac Aonghusa.
- Died: Pietro Tomasi Della Torretta, 89, Italian politician and diplomat
December 5, 1962 (Wednesday)
- Former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk "delivered a speech so brutally honest that he has never been forgiven for it", in the words of one commentator, declaring that "Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role... The attempt to play a separate power role... based on being the head of a 'Commonwealth' which has no political structure, unity or strength... this role is absolutely played out." Rusk delivered his criticism of the United Kingdom in a speech before cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
- The Tasmanian Blue Gum was adopted as an official symbol of the Australian state of Tasmania.
- The body of 20-year-old Sophie Clark was found strangled in Boston Back Bay, making her the seventh victim of the Boston Strangler.
- The first Test match of the 1962–63 Ashes series ended in a draw at Brisbane Cricket Ground.
- Born: José Cura, Argentine operatic tenor, in Rosario
- Died: Arthur Murray, 3rd Viscount Elibank, 83, bringing an end to the peerage
December 6, 1962 (Thursday)
- Thirty-seven coal miners were killed in an explosion at the United States Steel Corporation's Robena #3 mine near Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, most of them suffocating from carbon monoxide gas.
- The space program of the People's Republic of China suffered a set back when 200 kilograms of a solid rocket fuel mixture exploded during preparation, killing four technicians.
- Bob Dylan recorded five tracks for his new album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, at Columbia Records Studio A in New York City.
- A Tecader Airlines Douglas C-47 airplane crashed in the mountains near Barrancabermeja in Colombia, killing all but 2 of the 26 people on board.
- Born: Claude Chirac, daughter and later personal advisor of French President Jacques Chirac
December 7, 1962 (Friday)
- The Atlas supercomputer, the most powerful in the world up to that time, was dedicated at the University of Manchester. It was the first system ever designed for multiprogramming, and would be used for the next decade.
- Rainier III, Prince of Monaco revised the principality's constitution, devolving some of his formerly autocratic power to several advisory and legislative councils.
- Bill Wyman was hired as bass player in the Rolling Stones.
- Born: Imad Mughniyah, Lebanese terrorist, in Tayr Dibbah (d. 2008)
- Died: Kirsten Flagstad, 67, Norwegian soprano
December 8, 1962 (Saturday)
- The first period of the Second Vatican Council closed, with the next session to begin on September 8, 1963.
- The North Kalimantan National Army revolted in Brunei, in the first stirrings of the Indonesian Confrontation. The attempted coup, led by A. M. Azhari, was suppressed by British troops flowin in from Singapore, but achieved its goal of preventing Brunei from joining the Malaysian Federation.
- The 1962 New York City newspaper strike began with the walkout of International Typographical Union members from their printing jobs, halting the production of all of the city's major newspapers. At the time, there were nine daily papers. The Times and the Daily News, as well as the now defunct Journal-American and the World-Telegram & Sun were all directly affected. The Post and the now-extinct Herald Tribune, the Daily Mirror and the Long Island Star-Journal shut down their operations voluntarily. The strike would last for 114 days.
- Former Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands was buried at the New Church in Delft.
- The Playboy Club opened a new venue in New York City.
December 9, 1962 (Sunday)
- A year after it had become independent from the United Kingdom, Tanganyika (now Tanzania) became a republic within the Commonwealth, with Prime Minister Julius Nyerere becoming President, and Richard Gordon Turnbull ending his term as the only Governor-General of Tanganyika. Nyerere would continue as President after the nation's merger with Zanzibar, retiring on November 5, 1985.
- Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868), the French priest who founded the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, was canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
December 10, 1962 (Monday)
- David Lean's epic film Lawrence of Arabia, featuring Peter O' Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, and Anthony Quinn had its worldwide première as a special showing for Queen Elizabeth II and invited guests in London.
- (Scottish boxer Jackie Brown defeated Nigeria's Orizu Obilaso to win the Commonwealth flyweight title.
December 11, 1962 (Tuesday)
- The last execution in Canada took place at Don Jail, Toronto, when Ronald Turpin, 29, and Arthur Lucas, 54, convicted for separate murders, were hanged at the same time. Turpin had shot a constable in Toronto in February, while Lucas, an African-American from Detroit, had murdered two people in 1961. Years later, Chaplain Cyril Everitt would reveal in an interview that "The hanging was bungled. Turpin died clean, but Lucas' head was torn right off. It was hanging just by the sinews of the neck."; on July 14, 1976, Canada would abolish the death penalty by a vote of 131-124 in the House of Commons.
- In West Germany, a coalition government of Christian Democrats, Christian Socialists, and Free Democrats was formed. Hans Ehard stepped down as Minister President of Bavaria, after a total of more than ten years in office, to be replaced by Alfons Goppel.
December 12, 1962 (Wednesday)
- The first fully successful intercept of an intercontinental ballistic missile by an anti-missile was made. After a SM-65 Atlas ICBM was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, two Nike-Zeus missiles were fired from the Kwajalein Atoll, one of which passed close enough that, if it had been detonated, would have destroyed the incoming Atlas missile.
- Former Venezuelan President Marcos Pérez Jiménez was arrested at his luxury home in Miami Beach, Florida and taken to the Dade County jail, to face extradition back to Venezuela to face trial for embezzlement and for ordering the murder of political opponents. The arrest came minutes after a federal appellate court ruling denying his attempts to remain in the U.S.
- Born: Tracy Austin, American tennis player, Wimbledon women's singles champion 1979 and 1981, in Palos Verdes, California
December 13, 1962 (Thursday)
- George Wright was indicted for murder. He would be found guilty and sentenced to 30 years in prison, but would escape in 1970, hijack a plane in 1972, and remain a fugitive until September 28, 2011.
- The Osmonds made their national television debut, singing on The Andy Williams Show, and would appear the following week on Williams's Christmas special. The brothers from Provo, Utah, ranging in age from 7 to 13, were Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond singing two songs. Their younger brother, Donny Osmond, would debut the following Christmas.
- Siegfried Balke was dismissed from his cabinet post as West Germany's Minister for Nuclear Energy in a reshuffle resulting from the Spiegel scandal.
- Died: Admiral John Cunningham, 77, British naval leader; and Rudolf Wissell, 93, German politician
December 14, 1962 (Friday)
- The U.S. spacecraft Mariner 2 flew by Venus, becoming the first probe to successfully transmit data from another planet. At 1:55 pm Florida time, Mariner began transmitting data as it came within 21,641 miles (34,758 km) of Venus, and continued to transmit data until 2:37 pm, then moved onward toward the Sun. The data showed for the first time the surface temperature of Venus, found to be 900° Fahrenheit, and revealed "a planet inhospitable to life", which "dashed hopes for a tropical, watery planet filled with aquatic and amphibious creatures", in the words of one observer.
- Hugh Gaitskell, the Leader of the Opposition in the United Kingdom as head of the Labour Party, first showed the symptoms of Lupus erythematosus, from which he would die 25 days later at the age of 56. Because the illness came the day after Gaitskell had visited the Soviet Embassy in London to have tea, and Soviet journals had described a drug that could cause systemic lupus, conspiracy theorists suggested a link between the two events. The Labour Party would win a majority two years later after Gaitskell's death at the age of 56.
- The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa was assessed for insurance purposes at USD$100 million, before the painting was scheduled to begin its tour the United States for several months. At the time, it was the highest value ever set by an insurance company for a painting. The Louvre Museum would eventually elect to spend the money on security instead.
- A Lockheed L-049 Constellation, flown by Panair do Brasil and carrying 50 people, crashed in the jungle near Manaus at the end of a 2,500 mile flight from Rio de Janeiro, killing everyone on board.
- A Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation cargo plane, hauling freight for Flying Tigers, crashed into a neighborhood while approaching a landing at the airport in North Hollywood, California, setting six homes and two businesses on fire, killing all four crew on the plane and five people on the ground. The cause of the accident was later traced to the pilot suffering a heart attack as the plane was landing.
December 15, 1962 (Saturday)
- The Vail Ski Resort, largest in the United States, was opened in Eagle County, Colorado. On its first day, unseasonable weather left only ankle deep snow at the top of the mountain, and none at the base, and three weeks after the novelty wore off, the resort that would become a favorite destination for celebrities (including U.S. President Gerald R. Ford) had only twelve customers.
- In a storm over the North Sea, the Belgian pirate radio station Radio Uylenspiegel was knocked off the airwaves, never to operate again.
- Muhammad Shoaib replaced Abdul Qadir as Finance Minister of Pakistan.
- The 1962 Rand Grand Prix was held at Kyalami, South Africa, and won by Jim Clark.
- Died: Charles Laughton, 63, English actor and director
December 16, 1962 (Sunday)
- John Paul Scott became the first person confirmed to have escaped from the prison on Alcatraz Island and to have made it to the California mainland. Scott and Carl D. Parker had sawed through prison bars, and then plunged into the San Francisco Bay with homemade flotation devices, but both became victims of hypothermia in the chilly December waters. Parker gave up after swimming 100 yards and came to shore at the western end of the island. Scott swam three miles and was exhausted and freezing when he was found on the beach by two children.
- Wisconsin native and New Age "Messenger" Mark L. Prophet would tell his followers that on this date, he and other Messengers received the first dictation from one of the "Elohim of the First Ray" as "Amazonia" on raising mankind's spiritual consciousness.
- The Manitoba general election resulted in a second majority victory for the Progressive Conservative Party under the leadership of Dufferin Roblin.
- Đorđije Pajković became President of the Executive Council of the Socialist Republic of Montenegro, at the time a part of Yugoslavia.
- Died: Lew Landers, 61, American film and TV director
December 17, 1962 (Monday)
- Voters in South Korea approved the Constitution of the Third Republic in a nationwide referendum by a 78.8% yes vote.
- The new Constitution of Monaco was published.
- Died: Thomas Mitchell, 70, American actor who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (1939, Stagecoach), and Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Performance (1952), and a Tony Award (1953 for Hazel Flagg)
December 18, 1962 (Tuesday)
- The Thirteenth Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich was performed for the first time, but was "the object of petty censorship" by the Soviet Union's Communist Party.
- Seventeen South Korean families, with 92 people total, set off from Pusan to resettle in Brazil, and would arrive in Santos on February 12. By the end of the century, there would be 50,000 Korean Brazilian residents, nearly all (92%) of whom would live in Sao Paulo.
- Died: Garrett Mattingly, 62, American historian
December 19, 1962 (Wednesday)
- The Mona Lisa arrived in the United States for the first time, as cargo on board the S.S. France. After the Da Vinci masterpiece was unloaded at the French Line Pier in New York City, it was placed into a panel truck and driven to the National Gallery in Washington DC as part of a motorcade that included seven cars.
- The Soviet Union agreed for the first time to allow American inspections of its nuclear sites as part of a mutual bargain for each nation to verify the nuclear capability of the other, in a letter sent by Soviet Premier Khrushchev to U.S. President Kennedy. However, Khrushchev's offer of 2 or 3 annual on-site inspections would be rejected by the U.S. nine days later as not being enough.
- The crash of a LOT Polish Airlines prop-jet killed all 33 people on board. The plane was on its way to Warsaw from East Berlin, after having started in Brussels.
- Britain acknowledged the right of Nyasaland (now Malawi) to secede from the Central African Federation.
December 20, 1962 (Thursday)
- The Dominican Republic held its first free elections in more than 38 years, with voters making their choices for President, Congress and local offices. Juan Bosch of the Dominican Revolutionary Party defeated Viriato Fiallo of the National Civic Union, by a 2 to 1 margin, and would be sworn in as President on February 27.
- The first 116 National Treasures of Korea were designated, with the Namdaemun gate first on the list, followed by the Wongaksa Pagoda and the Bukhansan Monument. Travel Seoul, South Korea: Illustrated Guide, Korean Phrasebook and Maps (MobileReference, 2009)
- NASA research pilot Milton O. Thompson, after making a weather evaluation flight for an impending X-15 flight in NASA Lockheed JF-104A-10-LO Starfighter, 56-0749, c/n 183-1037, made a simulated X-15 approach at Rogers Dry Lake, Edwards Air Force Base, California, but experienced major problems. Unable to resolve the situation, he ejected while inverted at 18,000 feet after the airframe had made four complete rolls. The fighter impacted nose first on Edwards bombing range, whilst Thompson descended safely by parachute and walked to a nearby road, where NASA Flight Operations chief Joe Vensel, speeding to the crash site and expecting the worst, found him waiting uninjured. An investigation would later find that the crash was probably the result of an electrical malfunction in the left trailing-edge flap.
- Died: Emil Artin, 64, Austrian mathematician
December 21, 1962 (Friday)
- At a meeting between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the Bahamas at Nassau, the United Kingdom agreed to purchase Polaris missiles from the United States, to replace the British-made Skybolt missiles. The Macmillan government was heavily criticized by the opposition, with accusations that he had sacrificed Britain's "nuclear independence" with no apparent gain.
- Rondane National Park was established as Norway's first national park.
December 22, 1962 (Saturday)
- For the first time, a song by a British band reached #1 on the American singles chart. More than a year before The Beatles began music's "British Invasion", the instrumental song "Telstar" became a hit for The Tornados.
- The "Big Freeze" began in Britain. There would be no frost-free nights until March 5, 1963.
- Born: Ralph Fiennes, English actor, in Ipswich
December 23, 1962 (Sunday)
- The first 107 members of Brigade 2506 were returned to the United States from Cuba, when a chartered Pan American DC-6B arrived at Florida's Homestead Air Force Base at 6:06 pm. The repatriation would continue for two days.
- The Dallas Texans defeated the Houston Oilers in the 1962 American Football League Championship Game, winning 20-17 in overtime, before 37,981 in Houston.
- A South Korean patrol boat fought a gunbattle with a North Korean naval vessel near Yunpyung Island in the Yellow Sea, south of the line between the two nations' waters. Two South Korean sailors were killed and four injured.
- Died: Harmodio Arias, 77, former President of Panama and Panamanian newspaper publisher; and José Giral, 83, prime minister of the Spanish Republican government in Exile 1945-47
December 24, 1962 (Monday)
- Cuba released the last 1,113 participants from Brigade 2506 in the Bay of Pigs Invasion to the U.S., in exchange for food worth $53 million. The final flight for Operation Ransom arrived at the Homestead AFB at 9:00 pm 
- Born: Hezekiah Walker, American gospel musician and two-time Grammy Award winner, in Brooklyn
- Died: Wilhelm Ackermann, 66, German mathematician
December 25, 1962 (Tuesday)
- The Niña II, a replica of the smallest of the three ships that Christopher Columbus had brought to the New World in 1492, arrived at the Bahamas' San Salvador Island after a voyage that took 47 days longer than the original trip. Captain Carlos Etayo and a crew of 8 had set off from the Spanish port at Palos de la Frontera on September 19 with the goal of retracing Columbus's route with hopes of finishing on October 12, but had not left the Canary Islands until October 10, then was not heard from for fifty days. Columbus had sailed from Spain to the Bahamas in 70 days, between August 3 and October 12, 1492.
- The Thai-language daily newspaper Thai Rath was founded by Kampol Vacharaphol.
- Born: Sanjeeb Choudhury, Bangladeshi singer, lyricist and journalist (d. 2007)
- Died: Mohiuddin Qadri Zore, Indian Urdu poet, literary critic and historian, on his 57th birthday; and Warren Austin, 85, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1946–53), and U.S. Senator for Vermont (1931–46)
December 26, 1962 (Wednesday)
- A boundary treaty was signed by the People's Republics of Mongolia and China, setting out the border along 26 disputed sections.
- Jamaica signed up to the ILO's Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention.
- Dinmukhamed Konayev became the Premier head of government of the Kazakh SSR (Chairman of the Council of Ministers) for the second time, after being removed from the more powerful job as First Secretary of the Communist Party's Kazakh section.
- Died: Calcedonio Di Pisa, 31, Sicilian mafioso, was murdered on the Piazza Principe di Camporeale in Palermo while walking to a tobacco kiosk. Three men were reported to have shot him with a sawn-off shotgun and a revolver, but bystanders in the square, when questioned by the police, could not recall hearing any shots.
December 27, 1962 (Thursday)
- Born: Simon King, British wildlife photographer and broadcaster, in Nairobi, Kenya
- Died: Serge Raynaud de la Ferriere, 46, French religious philosopher
December 28, 1962 (Friday)
- U.S. President Kennedy replied to Soviet Premier Khrushchev's December 19 letter, rejecting the idea of no more than three on-site inspections of nuclear facilities each year. Khrushchev would say later that "he had been led to believe", by negotiator Arthur Dean, that the U.S. would settle for three or four per year, while Kennedy said that Dean had mentioned between 8 and 10. No inspections would take place at all until 1988.
- Died: Kathleen Clifford, 75, American stage and screen actress
December 29, 1962 (Saturday)
- Winter of 1962–1963 in the United Kingdom: Great Britain's longest, coldest winter in the 20th century began with a blizzard. Freezing temperatures would continue for more than two months, cancelling regularly scheduled events, and would not abate until March 6.
- An Airnautic airliner from France crashed into Monte Renoso on the island of Corsica as it was approaching the airport at Ajaccio, killing all 25 people on board. The French investigation determined that the errors by the crew had caused the accident.
- The 1962 South African Grand Prix was held in East London and won by Graham Hill. The victory also clinched the 1962 World Drivers Championship for Hill.
- The Ralph Waldo Emerson House in Concord and the John Greenleaf Whittier House in Amesbury were designated National Historic Landmarks, along with several other historic houses in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
December 30, 1962 (Sunday)
- The Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants, 16-7, to win the 1962 NFL Championship Game, before 64,892 at the Polo Grounds in New York City.
- "Blowin' in the Wind", the famous folk song by Bob Dylan, was performed for the first time, as part of a BBC television play called Madhouse On Castle Street.
- American oceanographer Albert Oshiver became the first person to ever swim from one end of the Panama Canal to the other, swimming non-stop from Gatun to Gamboa in 29 hours. Oshiver was charged a 4-cent toll for the privilege of using the shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, "the smallest toll ever collected at the Panama Canal".
- United Nations troops occupied the last rebel positions in Katanga, and former President Moise Tshombe moved to South Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
- The last games of the American Basketball League, the attempt by Abe Saperstein to compete against the NBA, were played. The Pittsburgh Rens beat the Kansas City Steers in overtime, 119-116, before a crowd of only 1,858 at home. In the other two games, the Philadelphia Tapers beat the Chicago Majors, 95-86, in a game at Cleveland before 7,000, and the Long Beach Chiefs defeated the visiting Oakland Oaks, 104-100, before a crowd of only 1,002. Saperstein folded the league the next day, with Kansas City's 22-9 record being best in the six-team league.
- An unexpected storm buried the U.S. state of Maine under five feet of snow, forcing the Bangor Daily News to miss a publication date for the first and only time in history. The same day, the Netherlands was also are covered with several feet of snow.
- Died: A. O. Lovejoy, 89, American philosopher who founded the "history of ideas"
December 31, 1962 (Monday)
- The body of 23-year-old Patricia Bissette was found in her apartment. She was the seventh victim of Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler". DeSalvo would later confess that he had gotten the name of Bissette's roommate from the mailbox and had posed as the roommate's friend to gain entry.
- The UK airline Tradair became a subsidiary of Channel Airways.
- CFL.ca website
- "San Diego Gets Baker In Draft's 12th Round", Miami News, December 2, 1962, p1
- "London Smog Lifts; Death Toll At 106", Miami News, December 7, 1962, p1
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 419–420. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- "Trojans on U.S. Gridiron Throne", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 3, 1962, p32; "Final UPI Poll Lists Trojans, Badgers 1-2", Milwaukee Sentinel, December 4, 1962, p2-5
- "Baker, Oregon State QB, Drafted by Rams", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 3, 1962, p23
- Ton Van Der Eyden, Public Management of Society: Rediscovering French Institutional Engineering in the European Context (IOS Press, 2003) p73
- Paul Burns, Favourite Patron Saints (Continuum International, 2005) p47
- The Irish Times, "Firm to sponsor TV awards", 7 March 1962
- Francis Beckett, Macmillan (Haus Publishing, 2006) p102
- "36 MINERS TRAPPED BY BLAST IN ROBENA PIT; 44 CRAWL OUT", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 7, 1962, p1; Greene County, Pennsylvania website
- Brian Harvey, China's Space Program - From Conception to Manned Spaceflight (Springer, 2004) p54
- Antonino D'Ambrosio, A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears (Nation Books, 2009) pp110-111
- "Plane With 25 Lost In Colombia", Miami News, December 7, 1962, p17A; airdisaster.com
- "Atlas", in Milestones in Computer Science and Information Technology, by Edwin D. Reilly (Greenwood Publishing, 2003) p20
- Wyman, Bill (2007). "Wyman Official Website-Video Diary". "The Day I Joined the Stones" Wyman on video recollecting his past with his diary. Video page in website. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
- "Pope Adjourns Global Council", Miami News, December 9, 1962, p17A
- "Revolt Breaks Out In North Borneo", Miami News, December 8, 1962, p1
- Abdul Harun Majid, Rebellion in Brunei: The 1962 Revolt, Imperialism, Confrontation and Oil (I.B.Tauris, 2007) p75
- "N.Y. Strike Silences 8 Papers", Miami News, December 9, 1962, p1
- World Statesmen.org; "Tanganyika Now A Free Nation", Miami News, December 10, 1962, p5A
- Richard McBrien, Lives of the Saints: From Mary and St. Francis of Assisi to John XXIII and Mother Teresa (HarperCollins, 2003) p310
- Daniel Eagan, America's Film Legacy: The Authoritative Guide to the Landmark Movies in the National Film Registry (Continuum International, 2009) p587 imdb.com
- "Two killers die on Toronto gallows", Ottawa Citizen, December 11, 1962, p11
- Robert Hoshowsky, The Last to Die: Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada (Dundurn Press, 2007) p18, p180
- "Anti-Missile Missile Hits Flying Target", El Paso Herald Post, December 12, 1962, p1; James Walker, et al., Seize The High Ground: The U.S. Army in Space and Missile Defense (Government Printing Office, 2005) p46
- "Jimenez Makes Last Stand Today", Miami News, December 13, 1962, p15A
- "1972 Detroit hijacking suspect arrested in Portugal", Detroit Free Press, September 28, 2011
- "Utah Boys Are Guest Stars On Andy Williams TV Show", Provo Daily Herald, December 17, 1962, p4
- Fred Bronson, The Billboard Book of Number One Hits: Updated and Expanded 5th Edition (Random House Digital, 2003) p288;
- "Mariner Ogles Venus", Miami News, December 15, 1962, p1
- Roger D. Launius and Howard E. McCurdy, Robots in Space: Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) p225
- Mark Riebling, Wedge: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 (Simon and Schuster, 2002) p516
- "Missing Plane Sighted", December 16, 1962, p13A; AirDisaster.com
- "Airliner Slams Homes; 8 Die", Miami News, December 15, 1962, p1
- Aviation Safety Network
- "Historic Lodging: Lodge at Vail", Skiing Heritage Journal (July–August 2011) p33
- "Icy Bay Halts Alcatraz Escape", Miami News, December 17, 1962, p2A
- Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Pearls of Wisdom, 1978: Spoken by Elohim (Summit University Press, 1980) pp118-119
- Chung-In Moon, Understanding Korean Politics: An Introduction (SUNY, 2001) p48
- Stephen Walsh, Stravinsky: The Second Exile: France and America, 1934-1971 (University of California Press, 2008) p657
- Ho-Min Sohn and Hye-Sun Yang, Selected Readings in Korean (University of Hawaii Press, 2004) p313
- "Mona Lisa Arrives", Miami News, December 19, 1962, p1
- Margaret Leslie Davis, Mona Lisa in Camelot: How Jacqueline Kennedy and Da Vinci's Masterpiece Charmed and Captivated a Nation (Da Capo Press, 2009) p125
- James E. Goodby, At the Borderline of Armageddon: How American Presidents Managed the Atom Bomb (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006) p63
- "Air Crash Kills 33", Miami News, December 20, 1962, p8A
- Aviation Safety Network
- "Dominican Republic Voting", San Antonio Light, December 20, 1962, p14
- "Bosch Officially Dominican Winner", Arizona Republic (Phoenix), January 1, 1963, p12; Emelio Betances, The Catholic Church and Power Politics in Latin America: The Dominican Case in Comparative Perspective (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007) p44
- Merlin, Peter W., historian, Tybrin Corp., NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, "Milt Thompson's Wild Ride", 15 December 2009.
- NASA - Milt Thompson’s Wild Ride
- "Polaris Pact Ends Parley", Miami News, December 21, 1962, p1
- "Mac Under Fire On Polaris Deal", Miami News, December 22, 1962, p1
- James Perone, Mods, Rockers, and the Music of the British Invasion (ABC-CLIO, 2008) p72
- "FREEDOM AIRLIFT HUMS", Miami News, December 24, 1962, p1; "Last Day Is Longest", Miami News, December 24, 1962, p13A
- "Dallas Wins in Sudden Death", Milwaukee Sentinel, December 24, 1962, p2-2
- "2 S. Koreans Killed In Sea Battle", Miami News, December 24, 1962, p2A
- "All 1,113 Freedom Fighters Safe", Miami News, December 25, 1962, p1
- "Nina II Arrives After 97 Days", Miami News, December 26, 1962, p1
- Victor Prescott and Gillian D. Triggs, International Frontiers and Boundaries: Law, Politics and Geography (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008) p323; M. Taylor Fravel, Strong Borders, Secure Nation: Cooperation and Conflict in China's Territorial Disputes (Princeton University Press, 2008) p110
- Lewis, Norman (1964/2003). The Honoured Society: The Sicilian Mafia Observed, London: Eland, ISBN 0-907871-48-8
- "The Big Freeze of '63", ThamesWeb.co.UK
- "Plane, 24 Aboard Lost", Miami News, December 26, 1962, p1
- Aviation Safety Network
- "PACKERS STILL CHAMPS! Titletown, USA, Whips Up Victory", Milwaukee Sentinel, December 31, 1962, p1
- Colin Harper, Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007) p111
- "Swam Panama Canal- Vacations Can Be Fun", Miami News, January 4, 1963, p1
- "U.N. TAKES OVER IN KATANGA— Elisabethville Captured After Tshombe Flees", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 31, 1962, p1
- "Rens Nip Steers In Overtime Battle, 119-116", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 31, 1962, p12
- "Spivey Paces Long Beach To ABL Win", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 31, 1962, p12
- "Rens and ABL Call It Quits", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 1, 1963, p44
- Gregory A. Zielinski, Conditions May Vary: A Guide to Maine Weather (Down East Books, 2009) p133
- Peter Vronsky, Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters (Penguin, 2004) p86