July 1 - Rwanda and Burundi gain independence.
- Supporters of Algerian independence win 99% majority in a referendum.
- A heavy smog develops over London. - Treaty of Nordic Cooperation of Helsinki (23 Mar 1962 signed) in force.
July 2 - Charles de Gaulle accepts Algerian independence; France recognizes it the next day.
- The first Walmart store, then known as Wal-Mart (which is still the corporate name), opens for business in Rogers,
July 5 - Algeria becomes independent from France.
July 6 - Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne presents his first edition of The Late Late Show. Byrne goes on to present the
talk show for 37 years, making it the longest running in the world.
July 9 - American artist Andy Warhol premieres his Campbell's Soup Cans exhibit in Los Angeles.
July 10 - AT&T's Telstar, the world's first commercial communications satellite, is launched into orbit and activated
the next day.
July 12 - The Rolling Stones make their debut at London's Marquee Club, Number 165 Oxford Street, opening for Long
July 13 - In what the press dubs "the Night of the Long Knives", United Kingdom Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
dismisses 1/3 of his Cabinet.
July 17 - Nuclear testing: The "Small Boy" test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at
the Nevada Test Site.
July 19 - The First Annual Swiss & Wielder Hoop and Stick Tournament is held.
July 20 - France and Tunisia reestablish diplomatic relations.
July 22 - Mariner program: The Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be
July 23 - Telstar relays the first live trans-Atlantic television signal. - International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos signed in Geneva, Switzerland
July 31 - Algeria proclaims independence; Ahmed Ben Bella is the first President.
- A crowd assaults the rally of Sir Oswald Mosley's right-wing Union Movement in London. (source: Wikipedia)