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Movie history events from 1962

Midtown Science High School is established. (New York City, New York) (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

Dean Vernon Wormer attempts to close down the Delta House Fraternity at Faber College. (Tennessee) (Animal House)

Cuban Missile Crisis; a family goes into hiding. (Blast from the Past)

'To Kill A Mockingbird' released in cinemas. (Capote)

David Collins is born. (Collinsport, Maine) (Dark Shadows)

Chiropractic medicine is recognized by medical associations around the world. (Double Whammy)

Down With Love. (Down With Love)

Secret agent 007 investigates the source of radio signals that are toppling American rockets. Here, he encounters the nefarious Dr. No and the criminal organization, SPECTRE. (Crab Key, off Jamaican coast) (Dr. No)

Clyde Northcutt is born. (Fred Claus)

Hairspray. (Hairspray)

The United States carries out its 331st and last atmospheric nuclear test. (USA) (The Hills Have Eyes)

'How Important Can It Be?' recorded by Wanda Jackson. (LA Confidential)

Matinee. (Matinee)

M.I. Pollard is born. (The Other Guys)

John Mason is imprisoned in Alcatraz prison. (san francisco) (The Rock)

Scotty Smalls, Ben Rodriguez, and friends try to get an autographed baseball back from Mr.Myrtle's dog, Hercules. (Sawyer Valley, California) (The Sandlot)

Ben & Violet Devereaux buy a large house from the Thorpe family. (New Orleans) (The Skeleton Key)

Cuban Missile Crisis. (Thirteen Days)

900 B.C The Three Stooges useing a time machine and "Calm-Down Pills" help King Odius defeat good King Ullyllius in battle (Ithaca, Greece) (The Three Stooges Meet Hercules)

Mr. Butterfield becomes the town historian. (Somerville, Massachusetts) (Warlock III: The End of Innocence)

A young Bolivar Trask hypothesizes the link between traceable higher-order brain function and certain genetic mutations. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Thursday 4th January: Mersey Beat newspaper contains the headline "Beatles Top Poll!". (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

February: A year on K. Gotti's package full of underwear. (The Bounty Hunter)

Friday 2nd February: Walter Mitty is born. (New York City, New York) (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Thursday 22nd February: Astronaunt John Glenn makes his first orbital flight. (Cape Canaveral) (The Right Stuff)

Sunday 11th March: Thomas Anderson/Neo is born. (The Matrix)

Tuesday 13th March: Don, future zombie and father to Andy and Tammy, is born. (28 Weeks Later)

Tuesday 10th April: Stuart Sutcliffe, former bass guitarist for the pre-fame Beatles, dies suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in front of his girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr. (Hamberg, Germany) (Backbeat)

Monday 16th April: Mob boss Patrice Saint-Clair born. (Geneva) (Taken)

Saturday 28th April: Oskar Schindler awarded the honour of righteous Gentile. (Schindler's List)

May: The Corny Collins Show becomes racially integrated. The entire movie takes place within the week or so after we see the newspaper at the beginning. The date on the newspaper is May 3, 1962. I don't know if the 1988 version has the same date, but it is in May, 1962. (Baltimore, MD) (Hairspray)

Saturday 12th May: Neil Daniels is born. (The Bourne Ultimatum)

June: A Russian spy named Alek returns to America in Lee Harvey Oswald's place. (America) (Salt)

Monday 11th June: John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Lee Morris escape from Alcatraz federal prison. (San Francisco Bay) (Escape from Alcatraz)

Tuesday 12th June: George Lucas survives a nearly fatal wreck after racing his car at top speed just two days before his high school graduation. (Fall of a Saga)

Thursday 14th June: Evan Baxter, newscaster, congressman, and ark builder, is born. (Evan Almighty)

Friday 15th June: Future news-anchor, congressman and ark-builder Evan Baxter is born. (Evan Almighty)

Thursday 28th June: Mickey Cochrane dies. (Lake Forest, Illinois) (Cobb)

Tuesday 10th July: The date on a document about the impact on the Moon. (Langley, Virginia) (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

August: The giant ape King Kong is kidnapped and transported to Japan to fight Godzilla. (Tokoyo, Japan) (King Kong vs Godzilla)

August: The Muraoka Family in Hiroshima and the Yamamori Family in Kure join forces. Yamamori becomes the yakuza boss of the newly combined family with 200 members. (Kure, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 3: Proxy War)

Sunday 5th August: Marilyn Monroe dies from an overdose of barbiturates(?). (Los Angeles, California) (Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn)

Sunday 5th August: Nelson Mandela is arrested and imprisoned in the Johannesburg Fort. (Johannesburg, South Africa) (Invictus)

Wednesday 22nd August: John Lennon's aunt Mimi is upset when he tells her that he's having a child and getting married. (Liverpool, England) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Thursday 23rd August: Cynthia Powell and John Lennon get married at Mount Pleasant Register office. (Liverpool, England) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

September: Bob Falfa loses a race to John Milner by wrecking his car; Steve and his teenage friends go their separate ways. (Modesto, CA) (American Graffiti)

Sunday 2nd September: It snows on the day that Annie is born to Henrietta and Professor Knowby. (Tennessee) (Evil Dead II)

Wednesday 12th September: John F. Kennedy's "We choose to go to the Moon" speech. (Washington, DC) (Apollo 18)

Wednesday 12th September: Test #78: Mutation Enhancement. Dr. Cockroach turns himself into a human cockroach. (Monsters vs Aliens)

Tuesday 25th September: The day of the last atmospheric nuclear test on US soil. (The Hills Have Eyes)

October: The retired Santa Claus XIX takes Evie out for a ride and nearly starts World War III during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Santa Claus XX looks him in the eye and says Steve believes the sleigh shouldn't be used anymore. (Arthur Christmas)

October: Tony ‘Lip’ Vallelonga begins his job driving pianist Dr Don Shirley on his concert tour from New York into the Deep South. (New York) (Green Book)

Sunday 14th October: The Cuban Missile Crisis begins. (Thirteen Days)

Saturday 20th October: The White House press corps is told that President John F. Kennedy has a cold; in reality, he is holding secret meetings with advisors on the eve of ordering a blockade of Cuba. (Thirteen Days)

Monday 22nd October: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces that the Soviet Union has placed nuclear weapons in Cuba and, in response, the United States will establish a blockade around the island to prevent any other offensive weapons from entering Castro's state. (Thirteen Days)

Monday 22nd October: Charles redirects Erik's focus from rage to serenity by accessing a memory of his mother. This helps Erik move a satellite dish. The X-Men watch John F. Kennedy's address on TV. (North Salem, New York) (X-Men: First Class)

Sunday 28th October: The Cuban Missile Crisis is averted. Erik Lehnsherr kills Sebastian Shaw. After unintentionally crippling Charles Xavier, he leaves Division X. He and Raven Darkholme joins the Hellfire Club. (Cuba) (X-Men: First Class)

Wednesday 7th November: Eleanor Roosevelt dies of bone marrow tuberculosis. (Manhattan, New York) (Eleanor, First Lady of the World)

Friday 9th November: Bridget Jones born. (Bridget Jones's Diary)

Thursday 15th November: Delta Fraternity is brought before the Greek Council on charges of misconduct. (Faber College) (Animal House)

Tuesday 20th November: John F. Kennedy's address regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis is broadcasted in the week of Thanksgiving. (X-Men: First Class)

Tuesday 25th December: Tony ‘Lip’ Vallelonga and Dr Don Shirley arrive home from their tour of the Deep South in time for Christmas. (New York ) (Green Book)


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