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Headlines From 1962 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1962 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1962 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1962 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1962 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1962 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1962 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1962 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1962 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1962 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1962 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

1962 History

An original newspaper from the day they were born makes a perfect gift that will be treasured by the recipient for years to come. This one of a kind window into the past offers a fascinating view into days gone by that will fill them with nostalgia and be referred to for years to come. Relive 1962 events as reported in the news through the headlines at the time from one of your favourite newspaper titles. Many of the titles available in the archive are specific to certain regions or have even since been discontinued, you will also of course find all the national titles still popular today.

1962 Gift Options

After specifying an exact date and selecting a title you will then have the option to choose a presentation option. These include luxury gift boxes and deluxe presentation folders to name but a few, making this the perfect gift from 1962 to commemorate special events such as a birthday or anniversary. Every newspaper also comes with a certificate guaranteeing the authenticity of the papers age which can then be personalised for the perfect finishing touch.

News Headlines from 1962 Events

Please see below for some examples of news from 1962 headlines that may be featured in an original newspaper from this era. Often within a newspaper from the past it is the features taken for granted in present day editions that are of most interest to the reader such as advertisements and classifieds. Order a genuine original today to see what made the front page from the day you were born in 1962:

Date Event
4th February 1962The Sunday Times becomes the first newspaper to print a colour supplement.
18th April 1962The Commonwealth Immigration Bill removes free immigration from the citizens of member states of the Commonwealth of Nations.
30th May 1962The 1962 FIFA World Cup opens in Chile. It is the first time that the competition is held on the continent of South America for twelve years.
11th June 1962Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only successful escapees from the Alcatraz Island prison. There is no conclusive evidence that they survived this escape.
17th June 1962Brazil beats Czechoslovakia 3-1 to win the 1962 FIFA World Cup.
1st July 1962A heavy smog develops over London.
6th July 1962Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne presents the first edition of “The Late Late Show“. Byrne goes on to present the talk show for thirty-seven years, making it the longest running talk show in the world.
12th July 1962The Rolling Stones perform their first formal gig at London's Marquee Club. They are the opening act for Long John Baldry.
13th July 1962Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses one third of his Cabinet in what the press dubs the ‘Night of the Long Knives‘.
5th August 1962The South African government arrests Nelson Mandela in Howick and charges him with incitement to rebellion.
5th August 1962Marilyn Monroe, American actress (b. 1926) dies from an accidental overdose. Many conspiracy theories immediately surround her death, involving both John and Robert Kennedy. A general consensus also emerges that her death was probable suicide, but a lack of evidence prevents it from being officially recorded as such.
16th August 1962The Beatles’ drummer Pete Best is fired and replaced by Ringo Starr.
23rd August 1962John Lennon secretly marries Cynthia Powell.
12th September 1962President John F. Kennedy delivers a speech at Rice University, reaffirming that the United States will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade
5th October 1962“Dr. No“, the first ever James Bond film, premieres in United Kingdom cinemas.
5th October 1962The Beatles release their first single, “Love Me Do“.
29th November 1962An agreement is signed between Britain and France to develop the Concorde supersonic airliner.
10th December 1962David Lean's epic film “Lawrence of Arabia“ premieres in London. The cast includes Peter O' Toole, Omar Shariff, Alec Guiness, Jack Hawkins and Anthony Quinn.
14th December 1962U.S. spacecraft ‘Mariner II’ flies by Venus, becoming the first probe to successfully transmit data from another planet.
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A Newspaper From 1962

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).