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1962

War between India and China
In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis in October 1963, China attacked India.
The cause of the war was a dispute over the sovereignty of widely separated border regions. In particular, Aksai Chin, which was claimed by India to belong to Kashmir and by China to be part of Xinjiang, contains an important road link that connects the Chinese regions of Tibet and Xinjiang. China's construction of this road was one of the triggers of the conflict.
In addition, China accused India of trying to undermine its rule in Tibet by habouring the Dalai Lama
The Chinese forces achieved an overwhelming victory and declared a unilateral ceasefire, retaining control of the Aksai Chin.


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Cuban Missile Crisis
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The Music of 1962

Australian Radio in 1962

Television in 1962

Andy Griffith Show
The Nelsons 1952-66 cast  
Father Knows Best 1954-63 cast  
Lassie 1954-72    
Gunsmoke 1955-75 cast  
Leave It to Beaver 1957-62 cast  
Have Gun Will Travel 1957-63 cast  
Perry Mason 1957-65 cast
Pick-a-Box 1957-71    
(Australian) Bandstand 1957-72    
Yogi Bear 1958-62 cast  
77 Sunset Strip 1958-63 cast  
The Rifleman 1958-63 cast  
Rawhide 1958-66 cast
The Black & White Minstrel Show 1958-78    
Dennis the Menace 1959-63 cast  
The Untouchables 1959-63 cast  
Dr Finlay's Casebook 1959-65    
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1959-65  
Bonanza 1959-71 cast
Route 66 1960-63    
Ben Casey 1960-65 cast  
The Flintstones 1960-65 cast
Mr Ed 1960-65 cast  
The Andy Griffiths Show 1960-68 cast
Z Cars 1960-78    
My Three Sons 1960-71 cast  
Dick van Dyke Show 1961-65 cast  
Dr Kildare 1961-66    
The Avengers 1961-69 cast
Four Corners 1961-current    
McHale's Navy 1962-65    
Combat! 1962-67 cast  
The Beverly Hillbillies 1962-70 cast
Steptoe & Son 1962-65, 70, 72 & 74 cast  


Movies in 1962

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The Birdman of Alcatraz directed by John Frankenheimer Burt Lancaster
Karl Malden
Thelma Ritter
Telly Sevalas
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Bye Bye Birdie directed by George Sidney Janet Leigh
Dick van Dyke
Ann Margret
Maureen Stapleton
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55 Days at Peking directed by Nicholas Ray Charlton Heston
Ava Gardner
David Niven
 
Hatari! directed by Howard Hawks John Wayne
Elsa Martinelli
Hardy Kruger
Red Buttons
Gerard Blain
Bruce Cabot
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How the West Was Won directed by Henry Hathaway
John Ford
George Marsha
George Peppard
Debbie Reynolds
Carroll Baker
James Stewart
Henry Fonda
John Wayne
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Jumbo directed by Charles Walters Doris Day
Stephen Boyd
Jimmy Durantei
 
Lawrence of Arabia directed by David Lean Peter O'Toole
Alec Guinness
Anthony Quinn
Jack Hawkins
Omar Sharif
Claude Rains
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The Longest Day directed by Ken Annakin
Bernhart Wicki
Andrew Martan
Richard Burton
John Wayne
Henry Fonda
Eddie Albert
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Mutiny on the Bounty directed by Lewis Milestone Marlon Brando
Trevor Howard
Richard Harris
Tarita
 
State Fair directed by Jose Ferrer Pat Boone
Bobby Darrin
Ann Margret
 
Tender Is the Night directed by Henry King Jennifer Jones
Jason Robards
 
The Wrong Arm of the Law directed by Cliff Owen Peter Sellers
Lionel Jeffries
Bernard Cribbins
Nanette Newman
Davy Kaye
Bill Kerr
 

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Books of 1962

Fear is the Key Alistair Maclain Click here to purchase
In High Places Arthur Hailey Click here to purchase
Another Country James Baldwin Click here to purchase
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess Click here to purchase
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey Click here to purchase
Ship of Fools Katherine Anne Porter Click here to purchase
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe? Edward Albee Click here to purchase
The Drowned World JG Ballard Click here to purchase
The Silent Spring Rachel Carson Click here to purchase



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