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  Timeline: 1962  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1962 Milan-San Remo Emile Daems (Bel) 288 km
April 1, 1962 Tour of Flanders Rik Van Looy (Bel) 256 km
April 9, 1962 Paris-Roubaix Rik Van Looy (Bel) 258 km
May 6, 1962 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Jos Planckaert (Bel) 254 km
April 29-May 13, 1962 Vuelta a Espana Rudy Altig (Ger) 17 Stages, 2,814 km
May 19-June 9, 1962 Giro d'Italia Franco Balmamion (Ita) 21 Stages, 4,180 km
June 24-July 15, 1962 Tour de France Jacques Anquetil (Fra) 22 Stages, 4,274 km
September 2, 1962 World Championships Jean Stablinski (Fra) Salo, Italy 296.2 km

October 20, 1962

Giro di Lombardia Jo De Roo (Hol) Milan-Como, 253 km

•  Wilt's 100 - 1962, Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first (and the only) NBA player to score 100 point in one game.

•  Cuban Missile Crisis - the USA and the Soviet Union take the World to the brink of war over Soviet deployment of missiles in Cuba.

•  Music - the Beatles release their first record: Love Me Do / PS I Love You in England.

•  Israel - Adolf Eichmann, Nazi Germany SS official, was convicted in 1961 and sentenced to death for the massive execution of Jews in German concentration camps. At the age of 56, Eichmann was put to death for his role in the Nazi death camps.

Notable Deaths -
Marilyn Monroe,
1926-1962, Norma Jean Baker died at the age of 36 in Los Angeles, California. The American film actress died of an over dose of drugs.



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