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  • Jerusalem, Israel
    Tuesday May 8, 1962

    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    the Avenue of the Righteous

    Jerusalem, Israel
    Tuesday May 8, 1962

    8 May 1962, Yad Vashem invited Schindler to a ceremony in which a carob tree was planted in his honor on the Avenue of the Righteous.




  • Athens, Greece
    Monday May 14, 1962

    Juan Carlos I

    Marriage

    Athens, Greece
    Monday May 14, 1962

    Juan Carlos was married in Athens on 14 May 1962, to Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark, daughter of King Paul of Greece, first in a Roman Catholic ceremony at the Church of St. Denis, followed by a Greek Orthodox ceremony at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. She converted from her Greek Orthodox religion to Roman Catholicism.




  • Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 1962

    Marilyn Monroe

    John F. Kennedy's early birthday celebration

    Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
    Saturday May 19, 1962

    On May 19, she took a break to sing "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" on stage at President John F. Kennedy's early birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden in New York. She drew attention with her costume: a beige, skintight dress covered in rhinestones, which made her appear nude. Monroe's trip to New York caused even more irritation for Fox executives, who had wanted her to cancel it.




  • Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, U.S.
    Monday May 21, 1962

    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong was involved in the "Nellis Affair"

    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, U.S.
    Monday May 21, 1962

    On May 21, 1962, Armstrong was involved in the "Nellis Affair". He was sent in an F-104 to inspect Delamar Dry Lake in southern Nevada, again for emergency landings. He misjudged his altitude, and did not realize that the landing gear had not fully extended. As he touched down, the landing gear began to retract; Armstrong applied full power to abort the landing, but the ventral fin and landing gear door struck the ground, damaging the radio and releasing hydraulic fluid. Without radio communication, Armstrong flew south to Nellis Air Force Base, past the control tower, and waggled his wings, the signal for a no-radio approach. The loss of hydraulic fluid caused the tailhook to release, and upon landing, he caught the arresting wire attached to an anchor chain, and dragged the chain along the runway.




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